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Friday, July 11, 2008

Melanoma Surges Among Young Women

Sun goddesses take note: The rate of skin cancer's most deadly form jumped 50 percent in young women from 1980 to 2004, according to a government report. For men, the rate leveled. Ironically, women are more likely than men to use sunscreen, an expert says. But that could lead them to stay exposed longer under a false sense of protection. The news comes on the heels of a report that many popular sunscreens on the market do little to protect skin, have harmful chemicals -- or both.
Full Story From the Washington Post | Most Sunscreens Ineffective


Skin Cancer: Melanoma | Nonmelanoma



The Dark Side of Sunscreens?
girls putting on sunscreenPhil Cole, AP

Do you think slathering on a high-SPF sunscreen is enough to ward off harmful sunrays? Think again, says a consumer advocacy group that found four out of five brand-name sunscreens inadequately protect users or contain ingredients that may be unsafe.

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