WINTER SUN SAFETY
SUNBURNS and short periods of intense UV EXPOSURE (e.g., during winter vacation in SUN DESTINATIONS) are linked to SKIN CANCER. Be aware of the health risks of UV radiation. The number one preventable risk factor for the most common form of melanoma is overexposure to damaging UVR. Overexposure to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet radiation are known to cause harm to the skin, eyes and immune system. About 65% of melanomas worldwide can be attributed to UVR exposure.