Sun Safety

by Lindsey Lovitt

Facts about Sun Safety

  1. On average, children get 3 times more exposure than adults.
  2. Concrete, sand, water, and snow reflect 85% to 90% of the sun's UV rays.
  3. Depletion of Earth's ozone continues to increase your exposure to UV rays.
  4. You can sunburn even on a cloudy day
  5. In some parts of the world, melanoma is increasing at rates faster than any other cancer
  6. More than 1.2 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
  7. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills one person every hour
  8. One blistering sunburn can double a child's lifetime risk of developing cancer
  9. Most kids rack up most of their sun exposure before age 18
  10. Even people in their twenties can develop skin cancer