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Proponents of tanning and unlimited UVR exposure will no doubt seize upon the findings of a University of Sydney researcher who asserts that Australia’s children are developing short-sightedness as a result of lack of sun exposure.
Ophthalmologist Amanda French examined the rate of myopia in a study group of children over a decade. She saw a [...]

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No Role Model Here

Published on 27 December 2012 by admin in 1 - AVOID Exposure

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No Role Model Here

This image drifted into our e-mail a couple of days before Christmas. It was the”Pic of the Day” for a website which we will not name.
The holidays are a time when many people, including celebrities and super models, take vacations. But while this picture has some apparent charm, readers of this blog know exactly how [...]

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Jersey Mom Krentcil Guilty of What?

Today is “Melanoma Monday” and the official launch of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, an effort by many skin cancer prevention organizations to warn the public of sun hazards at the start of the summer.
In one sense, the nation is already engaged in a dialogue about melanoma. The New Jersey mom, Patricia Krentcil, has [...]

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Celebrity Agrees to Project Illustrating Sun Damage to her Skin

Liz McClarnon, a celebrity singer, recently agreed to imaging that would illustrate UV damage to her skin.

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Sunburns – How Bad is Bad?

Although many people believe a slight sunburn is safe, any sunburn damages DNA. Any sunburned cell viewed under a microscope looks like a cancer cell.

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This July 4th, be SunAWARE

Follow the simple steps in SunAWARE to protect yourself and your family this July 4th.

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New Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Requirements Stop Short of Providing Sun Protection Education

Cal/OSHA new heat illness prevention requirements stop short of educating outdoor workers on the dangers of sun exposure and the simple steps to protect themselves.

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Another study, this time from Harris Interactive, shows that only one in five Americans wears sunscreen daily despite the fact the vast majority of us know the dangers of sun exposure.

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Vitamin D Featured in Milk Campaign

A new campaign by the Milk Processor Education Program features Jennifer Hudson as a spokesperson for “Got Milk” featuring the now familiar milk mustache.  A press release announcing her role says: “In honor of Black History Month, the new ad will bring a message that’s especially important for African American families who research suggests, may [...]

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Use SunAWARE as a Daily Reminder

Daily reminders to practice sun safe habits can save lives.

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Sun Exposure, SunAWARE and Outdoor Workers

Sun exposure is  a major hazard for outdoor workers.   SunAWARE is therefore creating a campaign to inform
employers of basic steps they can take to help provide protection.  The following outlines some of questions and research employers should consider for outdoor workers.  In the coming weeks SunAWARE will provide an on-line booklet for employers and their [...]

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Beware “Expert” Vitamin D Advice

Use SunAWARE for Complete, Consistent Protection
Over the past several weeks I have noticed a growing number of articles about our need for Vitamin D, the so-called
sunshine vitamin.  The prevailing advice is to go outside without protection for a few minutes early in the morning or late afternoon to ensure getting enough of this important vitamin.  [...]

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