Summer brings bright sun and warm weather. To celebrate, we trade sweaters and boots for tank-tops and sandals. After being cooped up all winter long, it feels great to shed these heavy layers and feel the sun on our skin.
Although it may feel good, too much time in the direct sunlight can be hazardous to our health, however.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012.
To ensure that you don’t become part of these frightening statistics, check out the infographic below:
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