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Staying Safe In The Sun By Using SPF To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Apr 21, 2017 10:15:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

One of the main lines of defence against developing skin cancer is protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the sun by using an SPF (sun protection factor) product every day. Our skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays (UVA and UVB – there is also a UVC but this mostly burns off in the atmosphere and doesn’t pose a problem) all year round, no matter where we are. That means being sun smart and using SPF is as important here in Ireland, where it tends to be overcast, as it is when you go on holiday to sunnier climates.

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The Sun Factor: SPF All-Year-Round to Protect Against the Risk of Skin Cancer

Nov 1, 2016 10:15:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

Being sun aware is a year-round job as the sun’s UV rays are present and have an effect in all four seasons. This means that even on overcast days in the Irish climate skin is being affected by UV rays. Some sun exposure is important for vitamin D levels. However, it is also true that sun exposure is the main cause of skin cancer so we need to be mindful of that throughout the year.

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