SUNSCREEN ALERT: Six Ways To Avoid Getting Sun Burned
By Leo Robert // March 20, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dangerously high UV Indices, which forecast the expected risk of overexposure to UV radiation from the sun, are typical of these “dog-days” of summer. The slide-show below from ConsultantLive.com provides a succinct, yet comprehensive tutorial on how best to manage your risk of and prevent sunburn.
— Dr. Jim Palermo, Editor-in-Chief
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer. But most Americans do not regularly use sunscreen to protect themselves from these damaging rays.
The watchdog Environmental Work Group published its EWG’s Sunscreen Guide for 2015 with updated and revised sunscreen facts, figures, and recommendations and various other organizations have provided their own tips and caveats.
These slides summarize the latest sun safety dos and don’ts, providing the most sound and sensible patient education recommendations under the sun.