Skin cancer. These days it doesn’t seem like anybody takes that as seriously as they should. In this article from the American Cancer Society it gives us tips to prevent cancer by protecting ourselves from UV rays, what should seem like common knowledge but needs to be constantly reminded. Do people even know about the “Slip Slop Slap and Wrap?” Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slip on a hat and wrap on sunglasses, may not roll off the tongue so easily but its basic and everyone should realize that it doesn’t only apply when you are at the beach or the pool, but every single day. UV rays reach the ground year around with some seasons being more intense than others, making people constantly vulnerable to skin damage.
The ACS is not saying that sunlight should be avoided, but they are saying that the over exposure that occurs when you are unprotected will increase your risk of cancer. Fortunately this type of cancer prevention is easy by simply, checking the UV index in your area and planning accordingly. Get a sun canopy for outdoor activities, make sure your kids are wearing sunscreen, avoid tanning beds and just be reasonable about protecting your skin. Don’t ignore something serious that can be easily avoided.