Why is it important to take steps to prevent skin cancer during the summer?

It is important to take steps to prevent skin cancer during the summer because ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer and can also cause damage to the eyes. So while enjoying the great outdoors, it's important for people to be aware of how much sunlight they get. With the beautiful weather and days spent outdoors at the park, the beach and the golf course, people's skin may be getting more sun exposure in summer than at other times of the year. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States.

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