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Do you use protection?


UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology is asking "Do You Use Protection?" and is encouraging you to practice safe sun every time you are outdoors. Seek shade, wear sun-protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30+ to reduce your risk. For more effective sun protection, select clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) number on the label.

They use protection. Do you?

Everyone needs to use protection. No matter your age, gender or race, this PSA video, “Do You Use Protection?” reminds you about the importance of protecting your skin anytime you’re outdoors.

Do you use protection?

UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology asks "Do You Use Protection?" and encourages you to practice safe sun every time you are outdoors. Seek shade, wear sun-protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30+ to reduce your risk.


Practice safe sun

Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are attributable to UV exposure. Use this infographic as a reminder to “practice safe sun” to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Use this infographic as a reminder to “practice safe sun” to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Download and use this infographic as a reminder to “practice safe sun” to reduce your risk of skin cancer.


Test your sun protection knowledge

Do you know how to reduce your risk of skin cancer? Are you protecting yourself properly? Take this quiz to find out.




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