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The Sun & Your Skin

Any time you work, play, or relax in the sun, your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Most people are aware that sunlight tans the skin and causes vitamin D production. However, many do not realize the harmful effects of UV exposure.

About UV
Learn about UV radiation, the factors that impact its intensity, and why it is labeled a human cancer-causing agent.

Effects of UV
UV radiation can cause permanent damage to skin and eyes that ranges in severity from wrinkles to cancer.

Vitamin D
UV helps our skin manufacture vitamin D, but it is not the only source of vitamin D available!

Skin cancer is highly preventable. No matter where you are or what you are doing at home or on vacation, you can protect yourself and your family from the harm caused by UV rays! Learn more about ways to protect yourself in the Prevention Strategies section of our website.