July is UV Awareness Month

The sun is necessary for life. It gives us the light and heat we need to survive. However, too much exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can lead to skin cancer — especially melanoma, the deadliest form that claims the life of one person every 50 minutes.

Some may not be aware of this but nationwide, July is UV (ultraviolet light) Awareness/Safety Month. UV radiation, a known carcinogen, can have a number of harmful effects on the skin. There are two types of UV radiation: UVA and UVB. Both have been linked to skin cancer and a weakening of the immune system. They also contribute to premature aging of the skin, ocular melanoma and cataracts.

Our sister website has recently published an in depth blog post on ways to protect yourself from harmful UV’s to help bring more awareness. How do you protect your self from harmful UV’s?

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