Action Steps for Sun Safety

While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Follow these tips to enjoy the sun safely.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Anyone Can Get Skin Cancer

Although dark skin does not burn in the sun as easily as fair skin, everyone is at risk for skin cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

Review Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

NIH National Cancer Institute

Beach Safety Tips

The beach can be a dangerous place, but these beach safety tips can help you minimize risks.

Review Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Protecting Children from the Sun

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child's risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don't have to be at the pool, beach, or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they're outdoors.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Skin Care and Aging

Your skin changes with age. Learn what you can do to protect your skin and to make it feel and look better.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

UV Index

Enter your ZIP Code or city name to learn the UV Index forecast in your area and reduce your risk of overexposure to the sun.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The American Academy of Dermatology partners with dermatologists across the United States to offer free skin cancer screenings. Find one near you.

Review Date: Monday, April 06, 2015

American Academy of Dermatology

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