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Happy Birthday America... and Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!

July 1, 2008

Sioux Falls, SD – The long Fourth of July weekend is nearing, and the American Cancer Society is reminding everyone who enjoys the outdoors to remember the sunscreen.

Denise Burggraff with the ACS says 62,000 cases of sun-related melanoma will be reported across the nation this year alone. She says it's a deadly form of cancer that accounts for 73 percent of all skin cancer deaths. Burggraff says the good news is that limiting exposure to the sun can prevent cancer, and that the most dangerous times of exposure are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

"Make sure you wear wrap-around sunglasses with a 97 to a 100 UV factor. If you aren't covered that way, make sure you use a sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor, SPF, of 15 or more on all those exposed areas. And then of course avoid the tanning beds and the sun lamps"

Lynn Spomer with the South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation says her organization is teaming with the American Cancer Society this summer and handing out sunscreen samples to campers and others visiting the state's parks.

"We handed them out to all of the state parks across South Dakota as a reminder to our public users to wear sunscreen while they're in the parks to help prevent skin cancer. It has been a great opportunity for us to work together and to remind people that the great outdoors is a wonderful place for people to play as a family, but it's also a reminder to remember to wear that sunscreen out there so that no one gets hurt along the way."

Burggraff says most often skin cancers can be detected by a change in the size or shape of a mole or freckle on the skin. More information about skin cancer is at www.cancer.org.

David Law/Kevin Clay, Public News Service - SD