Sun, Safety, Sunscreens & Cancer

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Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? There is reasonable evidence that sun exposure does not induce melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

By: Keith I. Block, M.D.

As we reach the peak season of the summer sun, wisdom suggests that we pay greater attention to protecting our skin. Yet, there are questions about the best way to do this. Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? Are all sunscreens created equal? Does clothing afford any protection?

On one hand, we’ve all been warned of the dangers …

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