Saturday, July 14, 2007

this applies to birdwatchers/birdphotographers

The Canadian Dermatological Association reports that teens are being diagnosed with a skin cancer typically seen in people over 50,

* There is no such thing as a healthy tan.
* Sun exposure is responsible for 90% of all skin cancers.
* Any sunburn can cause irreversible damage.
* Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
* Peeling is the body's method of getting rid of damaged skin.
* Sunscreen should be applied thirty minutes prior to sun exposure,
* There are no safe ultraviolet rays, a form of radiation that penetrates the skin.
* When treated early, most skin cancers are curable. Melanoma is responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths and its incidence has increased 1800% since 1930.
* Avoid sun exposure especially between 10:00am and 4:00 pm.
* SPF 30 sunscreen still allows exposure to 3.3% of harmful UV-B rays.

-- Thanks to Life's A Stitch