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You may look in the mirror and wonder what all the hoopla is about.  Your skin looks pretty good.  You have a few wrinkles, a few patches of uneven pigmentation, a few freckles and moles, but you use moisturizers and stay out of the sun and think your skin looks fine.  If you are a [...]

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SunAWARE Endorses Tanning Tax

Published on 25 January 2010 by Mary Mills Barrow in Tanning Beds

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SunAWARE Endorses Tanning Tax

Today, SunAWARE formally endorsed the proposed tanning tax. Here is the text of the press release we issued.
MINNEAPOLIS, January 25, 2010‚ SunAWARE, a not-for-profit educational advocacy group for the prevention and detection of skin cancer, today endorsed the proposed 10 percent federal tax on tanning beds.
“Until Congress enacts laws banning access to tanning beds for [...]

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Farmers & Sun Protection

Happy New Year.  I was delighted to note that, despite it being the middle of winter, the January 1st edition of the Wisconsin Agriculturist published an article encouraging farmers to check their skin. This advice is important for all outdoor workers.
“Dr. David Pariser, a dermatologist and president of the American Academy of Dermatology, points out [...]

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How Easy It Can Be

Published on 10 August 2009 by Mary Mills Barrow in 3 - APPLY sunscreen

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How Easy It Can Be

The one method of sun protection that I always feel uncomfortable writing about is sunscreen. Firstly, there are the endless ingredients that change, become more sophisticated and even more confusing. Then there is the application process. How much sunscreen to use? When to use it? Which parts of the body benefit the most?
My [...]

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