Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday is Don't Fry Day

Memorial Weekend is the start of the tanning season in Ohio, and the National Council on Skin Cancer has teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency to bring you Don't Fry Friday and the SunWise program.

To avoid skin cancer:
Sit in the shade when possible
Use a sun-blocking umbrella
Wear protective clothing like a shirt
Wear a tightly woven, wide-brim hat
Avoid exposure between the peak hours of 10-4
Wear sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection
Apply liberal amounts of sunscreen and apply it often

Don't Fry Day reminds us that sunscreen alone can not prevent cancer.

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