Watch Your Sun Exposure

Heading into the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere means that many of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors soaking up the sun. Getting outside for some recreation after a long winter can be great for both body and mind. Too much sun, however, can be very detrimental to our health. The ill effects of excessive sun exposure are often overlooked, but considering the magnitude of the issue, deserve more awareness. 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and 5,400 people die from this type of cancer each month worldwide. Excessive UV radiation takes a toll on our physical appearance as well, with ninety percent of skin aging being caused by sun exposure.

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