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Sun Safety

UV radiation from the sun or tanning salons is the most significant risk factor for all types of skin cancer, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Learn how to effectively protect yourself and your children in this section.

Sunburn Treatment - Reader Tips on Sunburn Treatment
Readers share their tips and experiences about what works and what doesn't when treating sunburn.

Sunburn Treatment
Quick tips for treating red, itchy, peeling sunburned skin.

Sun Safety 101
How much sun is too much? Who is most at risk? What are the most effective ways to protect yourself? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about sun safety.

Introduction to Ultraviolet Radiation
Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging and skin cancer. Find out more about the differences between UVA and UVB and how they cause damage.

How to Properly Apply Sunscreen
Do you know if your applying your sunscreen correctly? Are you using the right amount? Here's the definitive "How To" on applying sunscreen.

Know Your UV Index
Before you spend any time in the sun, do you check your local UV Index? Do you know what a UV Index is? How do you find it?

Vitamin D and Sunscreen
The main source of Vitamin D for humans is sunlight, but UV exposure increases the risk for skin cancer. This article defines the controversy between getting Vitamin D from sunlight vs. using sunscreen regularly.

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