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Skin Cancer Prevention - Protect the Skin You're In!

Today, the risk of developing skin cancer is greater than in the past.

We spend more time working and playing outdoors, often without the proper sun protection. We are also exposed to more ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun because the protective layer of ozone around the earth has become thinner due to the effects of pollution and chemicals.

You’re never too young or too old to be harmed by the sun. For 'sun safety tips' and details on decoding sun screen labels, click on the menu at right. Look below for additional information and links.

Additional Resources:

HKPR District Health Unit - Sun Safety for Babies and Young Children

Canadian Cancer Society - Be Sun Safe

Canadian Dermatology Association - Sun Safety

Cancer Care Ontario

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