July is UV Safety Awareness Month, but it is important to remember skin protection throughout the entirety of the year. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), ultra-violet (UV) radiation exposure is the root cause of most skin cancers.
According to the FDA, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans are at risk of developing skin cancer in their lifetime. Exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet (UV) light has a direct impact on a person’s risk of developing skin cancer — despite age, or skin type.
Here are some tips to help you be smart, while exposed to UV light of the sun during July and all s-ummer months: