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Driving without sunscreen can cause cancer

Driving without sunscreen can cause cancer

Do you ever think about wearing sunscreen while you are driving? A local Siouxland dermatologist says its time to because two out of three skin cancer cases are related to driving.

Skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis, is responsible for three and a half million cases each year.

A Siouxland dermatologist at the Midlands Clinic decided to dive into the numbers and found something that caught his eye.

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The sun is finally here. What about sunscreen?

The sun is finally here. What about sunscreen?

How does sunscreen prevent skin cancer?

By protecting the skin from sunlight, sunscreen prevents the development of skin cancer. Skin cancers will require surgeries to treat, and may even kill you.

Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) light, which can be divided into 3 sub-types – UV-C (100-290 nm), UV-B (290-320 nm), and UV-A (320-400). Almost all of the deadly UV-C, and most of UV-B light are blocked by the Earth’s ozone layer. However, some UV-B and most of the UV-A penetrate the atmosphere and reach us.

Read the rest of this article featuring Dr. Chabra here.

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