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A sun protection routine that includes wearing protective clothing such as a hat or cap is advisable.

Avoiding the sun, particularly during the warmer months, can be a difficult task for many as sun seekers venture outdoors to try to achieve the glow associated with a tan. While some might believe using ultraviolet (UV) sun lamps is a good alternative, experts have warned of the increased risks of skin damage, skin cancer and eye injury associated with such lamps.*

A thorough sun protection routine can make all the difference. This extends beyond using sunscreen and includes avoiding intense midday sun, seeking shade when possible, and wearing protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat*. If you must use sun lamps restrict your time under the UV light as much as possible since there are no agreed guidelines as to what is considered ‘safe’ exposure.** Young people under the age of 18 are advised not to use these devices.

Don’t forget GE Healthcare launches its third annual #GetFit (www.ge-getfit.com) campaign on May 28th. This year’s campaign continues on the theme of cancer prevention and aims to capture global public awareness by promoting healthy habits that can help reduce the likelihood of developing cancer. Visit the website to see how you can get involved.

References

* – http://www.who.int/uv/sun_protection/en/
** – http://www.who.int/uv/intersunprogramme/activities/uvartsunbeds/en/
 

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The 3rd annual #GetFit campaign is set to launch on May, 28.