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Health Tips from the Mayor: Skin Cancer

Posted: May 13, 2014

Each year, over a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed.

Avoid the dangers from sun exposure by:

  • Always apply sunscreen with SPF 15 - 30 thirty minutes prior to going outside.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head and face.
  • Reapply sunscreen after swimming, sweating and toweling off.
  • Avoid the sun as much as possible between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or stay in the shade.
  • Do not use tanning beds!

For more information on skin cancer prevention, visit cancer.org or cdc.gov.