Monday Health Minute | Published July 1, 2013

Sun Safety: The truth about SPF and skin cancer

  • SPF is the product’s sun protection factor, meaning how much of the UV rays are blocked.
  • The lowest recommended SPF, SPF 15, blocks about 93 percent of UV rays.
  • Children and those with fair skin should use an SPF of at least 30.
  • Be generous when applying sun block.
  • Even waterproof sun block must be applied every two hours.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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