Don’t Fry Day™ - Encouraging Sun Safety Awareness

by: cancercompass

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency have declared the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day™, which is to help promote protecting oneself and others from sun damage.

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention suggests the following bullet points to help protect against sun damage:

    * Avoid sun burning, intentional tanning, and using tanning beds.
    * Apply sunscreen generously.
    * Wear sun-protective clothing, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
    * Seek shade.
    * Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand.
    * Get vitamin D through diet and vitamin D supplements.

With the recent research about the potential adverse effects of sunscreen and indoor tanning usage, there are conflicting methods various organizations are promoting to help with keeping skin healthy and preventing skin cancer.

How do you protect yourself while out in the sun? What are your thoughts regarding Don’t Fry Day™?

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