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About Sun Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The majority of cancer causing Ultraviolet Radiation(UVA and UVB) comes from the Sun.

Damage to your skin can occur in less than 20 minutes of exposure, therefore proper precautions should be taken by wearing protective clothing and applying broad spectrum sunscreen. Special care should be taken during the summer months, but it is recommended to protect yourself year round.

Follow these links for more information on the dangers of UV exposure:

Risks of Tanning

American Cancer Society: Tanning and Sun Facts

The CDC on Sun Safety

The Surgeon General on Skin Cancer

Facts About Skin Cancer in Massachusetts

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