Be Safe… Use Sunscreen
Sunburn, skin cancers, and other sun-related health effects are for the most part avoidable when sun protection is practiced early and consistently. Most Americans do not protect themselves well-enough form the sun starting at a young age. Although UV radiation is good for the earth and with out it there would be no life on earth, The UV Radiation has its negative effects. Overexposure to UV radiation has bad health effects. Overexposure to UV radiation is the number one ecological risk factor in the development of UV-related adverse health effects, such as diseases of the eye, immune suppression, and skin cancers. Children have the highest risk of overexposure to UV radiation. One in every five Americans develops skin cancer and, childhood education about sun protection is a vital step toward reducing risk and improving public health. Melanoma, the most serious for of skin cancer, is largely caused by sun exposure and not taking the correct precautions. It only takes one or two blistering sunburns in a childhood that can double a person's risk of getting skin cancer when they age. Educating school staff and students can be vital in helping prevent sun problems late in life.