For the first time in the 143 year history of the Surgeon General’s office, skin cancer has never been addressed- until now. Skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer, and rates have continued to rise in the United States, prompting the Surgeon General to issue a “Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.” This announcement not only highlights the importance of skin cancer prevention, it further validates the reality that skin cancer is becoming an epidemic in this country. However, there are several steps that can be taken to prevent peoples’ exposure to harmful UV rays.
Promote Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention
9,000 people died from skin cancer every year, and the vast majority of those cases were preventable. It is important for the dangers of skin cancer to be communicated to people early in life. You don’t have to run a company or an elementary school to do this- instill the importance of applying sunscreen in your children and they will undoubtedly live healthier lives. Also, it’s never too late to form new habits- if you’ve been bad about using sunscreen in the past, it’s time to change.
Are You Planning an Outdoor Event? Try Providing Sunscreen
Outdoor events are a good place to get fried by the hot sun. However, many events now have sunscreen dispensers provided by either the event planner or an outside organization. For outdoor events of all kinds, this is a novel, low-cost idea that will not only provide UV protection to your guests, but will also show that you really care about their health! Besides, after your event is over, you don’t want them to remember the sunburn they got more vividly than the fun they had!
Increase Opportunities for Sun Control and Protection
Sun control products- such as sun shades, retractable awnings, and the like- are invaluable to the prevention of exposure to UV light in and around your home. If you live in a hot area like Tucson and enjoy having people over for outdoor events like barbeques and parties, you owe it to yourself and to your guests to make sure that they are protected. Patio sun shades and retractable awnings can go a long way in shielding the ones you love from harmful sun damage, and are fully customizable to fit your unique style and budget.
SW Sun Control specializes in sun control products that are guaranteed to not only perform perfectly and last for years, but also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays. If you have any questions about our sun control products, please give us a call at 520-792-1775 or visit us online.