Posts for: May, 2017
The New York Post (5/18, Shea) reports the diagnosis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma increased 263% between 2000 and 2010, while basal cell carcinoma increased 145% over the same time period, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The article reports that the two cancers “aren’t as deadly as melanoma, which is more rare.” Shape Magazine (5/18, Brar) reports that the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people apply sunscreen every two hours while spending time outdoors and “every time after swimming or sweating.”
The report's focus is sunscreen should be the most important element of your skin care routine on sunny and chilly days, driving around town with left-side for driver and right-side for passenger (switch sides for England), and indoor office buildings with windows. 80% of UV radiation comes through clouds and 97% when sunny, sunscreen is vital, however, adding protective clothing like shirts from Duluth Trading Action SPF50 and L.L.Bean (click images to order), wide-brim hats, and sunglasses are essestial.
Researchers report in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology for AADs new campaign to raise awareness at public events to apply sunscreen, and the study shows people did not use enough sunscreen to protect themselves from skin cancer. Researchers set up free sunscreen dispensers at the Minnesota State Fair and studied 2,200 people:
- 33% of people applied sunscreen to all exposed skin
- 38% were wearing sun-protective clothing, hats, and/or sunglasses
- half applied sunscreen to their upper arms
- 42% applied to their face
- very few applied their chest or legs
- sunscreen dispensers use fell sharply on cloudy days
Dr. Elizabeth Martin, president of Pure Dermatology, "Sunscreen is needed on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays can reach the skin." Board-certified dermatologist Abel Torres, MD, JD, FAAD, president of the AAD explains, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher blocks up to 97 percent of the sun’s rays. All sunscreen should be applied 15 minutes before going outdoors, and reapplied every two hours or after swimming and/or sweating, even labeled as water-resistant. All exposed skin must be protected with 1-ounce of sunscreen (size of a shot glass).
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