According to an official release from the EPA, one American dies every hour from skin cancer.
Consider these tips from the EPA before you head outside this weekend: 1. Slip, slop, slap, wrap. Slip on a shirt. Slop on sunscreen. Slap on a hat and wrap on sunglasses to protect your body from overexposure to the sun. 2. Seek shade. Find shade during the sun’s peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reduce the risk of too much sun exposure. 3. Check the UV Index. When planning outdoor activities, check the UV Index to identify the times that pose the greatest risk for overexposure to the sun.