Saturday, August 9, 2014

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

This is great news!  The surgeon general speaks out about the epidemic that skin cancer is becoming across the U.S.  Here's a few quotes from the article:
"Until today, the surgeon general has never said, 'UV radiation is bad for you; protect your skin,' " acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak said.
"We have to change the social norms about tanning," he said. "Tanned skin is damaged skin, and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health."
"We know that the risk level for skin cancer decreases with more skin pigmentation," he said. "But no one is immune. All races are still diagnosed and still affected by UV rays."
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