Each year, more and more Americans are exposed to an increased amount of sun radiation.

Not all cities or towns are created equal when it comes to sun radiation. You may be getting more exposure than you think.

Net Increase in High UV (>8) Days Over the Past 20 Years for years 2017 vs 1997

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Available at: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_annual.shtml

It’s estimated that the number of new melanoma cases diagnosed this year will increase by 7.7%. Yet with exposure on the rise, sunscreen usage remains flat.

Did you know according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4/5 skin cancer cases can be prevented by wearing sunscreen?

Harris on Demand. Sunscreen Study Sponsored by Neutrogena®, 3.13.19

The good news is this could be changing. According to a recent national poll 80% of Americans feel they need to make change in their sun exposure, mostly notably increasing the use of higher-SPF sunscreens.

Scientific studies show that attention to sun protection, including the use of sunscreen, and other simple behaviors can help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer and pre-cancerous lesions.  According to the World Health Organization, practicing sun safe behaviors could prevent 4 out of 5 cases of skin cancer.