15/Aug/2018

Do you like driving with one arm out the window, or think that the windshield and door glass protect you from UV-rays? Not necessarily so. According to researcher Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, “some cars were as low as 50 percent blockage”, a new study shows. Reuters Health further reports that: “Don’t assume because you are in an automobile and the window is closed that you’re protected from UV light”.

At the same time, Melanoma UK is launching a new campaign to “campaign to warn motorists about the dangers of skin damage while driving in the sunshine”, the BBC reports.


15/Aug/2018

amid skin cancer fears on Jersey, The Telegraph reports.

Field trip was axed amid new health warnings that the Channel Island is fast becoming the world’s worse destination for skin cancer – with almost twice as many new cases of malignant melanoma a year compared to other holiday hotspots.


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Dr. Anne Chapas, a dermatologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, said there are a couple of theories as to why skin cancer rates continue to increase.

“We…have a more mobile society – cheap flight to islands…more outdoor and leisure activities,” Chapas told FoxNews.com. “Even in the winter people are getting tan.”

“Sunscreen is an important part of a comprehensive skin care program, but it’s not the only step,” Chapas said.


15/Aug/2018

experts in Australia warn: “sun protection to reduce the risk of skin cancer should be the priority even for people with vitamin D deficiency”, according to The Guardian.

Australian authorities have released new advice on prolonged sun exposure amid concerns people are risking skin cancer in the mistaken belief they are boosting their vitamin D levels.


15/Aug/2018

according to Student Science. In the average U.S. city, there are more tanning salons than Starbucks. More than 1 million people visit them every day.

But sitting under tanning-bed lights increases the risk of skin cancer, especially in children. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would prevent anyone under the age of 18 from indoor tanning.