The Dangers of Excessive Sun Exposure

The Dangers of Excessive Sun Exposure

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Too much exposure to the sun and tanning beds can be harmful, especially for sunworshippers with fair skin and red hair.  Melanocytes, or skin cells that give us color, can be damaged by harsh ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure.  The result is melanoma, or skin cancer, which appears on the surface of the skin as a black, blotchy patch. To prevent melanoma, remember to wear sunscreen and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.  Watch this video to help yourself prepare for those sunny days spent outside!

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