July is National UV Safety Month and ParentYourParents.com Offers Information

The #1 Source for Elder Care Information will be posting blogs and articles relating to the importance of UV Safety to Prevent Skin Cancer and Eye Damage

Press Release (PressBurner) Jul 07, 2010 - Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but the risk is greatest for people with:
• White or light-colored skin with freckles
• Blond or red hair
• Blue or green eyes

Easy steps to help prevent skin cancer:
• Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
• Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
• Check your skin regularly for any changes.

Over time, the effects of UV rays may help cause a number of eye problems such as:
• Macular Degeneration
• Cataract
• Pterygium
• Skin cancer around the eyelids is also linked to prolonged UV exposure.
• Corneal Sunburn

For more information on UV Safety and much more, visit ParentYourParents.com today!

*source: US Department of Health and Human Services; The UV Learning Center

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 3:00am
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eldercare information, UV Safety, Skin Cancer Prevention
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