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Effects of Ultraviolet Light on DNA

“Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation that acts as a mutagen, an agent that causes mutations in DNA… Sunlight is a strong source of UV light and it can cause damage to the DNA in the surface layer of your skin after repeated or prolonged exposure, increasing your risk for skin cancer.” - From Live Strong.
Read more here on the effects of ultraviolet light on DNA and how this leads to skin cancer.

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How to Select the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Click on the link for this article from the Skin Cancer Foundation on how to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses for you! Take a look at which shape is right for your face and how much UV blockage is appropriate to adequately protect your eyes from the sun. - From the Skin Cancer Foundation

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Can Melanoma Skin Cancer Be Found Early?

"The American Cancer Society walks through the steps of early detection and different actions you can take to make sure you’re catching melanoma early, especially if you’re at risk. Proactive measures are some of the biggest impacts on preventing skin cancer and some of the biggest tools people can use to fight this disease." - From the American Cancer Society.
Read more on this article here.

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5 Signs of Skin Cancer Other Than a New Mole
While it's important to know the guidelines for identifying ... more>>>

Schools & Their Sunscreen Rules
News reports are full of stories about kids who come home blister... more>>>

Indoor tanning's popularity among teens going down, CDC says
Two new studies released by the CDC looked at the prevalence of ... more>>>

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