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Why do we have to wear sunscreen? - Kevin P. Boyd

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You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB's can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). So what can you do? Kevin P. Boyd makes the case to slap on some physical or chemical SPF daily.

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  • Director Andrew Foerster
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  • Narrator Gonzalo Garcia
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Want to learn more about what you can do to educate yourself and your community about skin cancer? Check this out.
Need instructions on how to apply sunscreen? Watch this video.
Sunscreen FAQ's
Children are particularly at risk from the sun's potential harmful rays. Here's more information about that.
If you've ever been sunburned and you didn't know what to do, check this out.
The truck driver referred to in the lesson can be seen here. The condition is called unilateral dermatoheliosis.
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  • Narrator Gonzalo Garcia