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    July is UV Protection Month!

    Posted by jadef on Jul 10, 2014 4:30:13 PM

    Did you know July is UV Safety Month? With summer in the air and summer vacations in the horizon, it's easy to forget to bring sunscreen and prevent a sunburn that can lead to worse conditions down the road.

    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and the most preventable.

    How much do you know about UV protection?

    QUIZ

    1. A sunscreen product is considered safe if it prevents sunburn:

    • True
    • False

    2. Effective sunscreen protects your skin against ultraviolet (UVA) and ultraviolet (UVB) rays:

    • True
    • False

     

    3. According to new FDA guidelines, what is the minimum SPF for sunscreen products to protect skin against all types of sun-induced damage:

    • SPF 15
    • SPF 15 with UVB Protection
    • Broad spectrum SPF 15
    • Broad spectrum SPF 55

    4. If I have a darker complexion, I don't need to use sunscreen:

    • True
    • False

    5. If you stay in the sun all day, you should apply an entire 6oz. tube of sunscreen:

    • True
    • False

    6. Aside from applying sunscreen, what can you do to protect your skin from the sun when you're outdoors?

    • Wear protective clothing such as long sleeves, pants, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses
    • Seek shade, especially between 10am and 4pm
    • Always avoid tanning beds
    • All of the above

    7. Which sunscreen label provides the most accurate description of its ability to protect your skin from the sun?

    • Sunblock
    • Sweatproof
    • Waterproof
    • None of the above

    8. One American dies of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, every:

    • Minute
    • Hour
    • Day
    • Week

    9. In recent years, the prevalence of melanoma has:

    • Increased
    • Remained the same
    • Decreased greatly due to UVA awareness
    • Has become higher in women than in men

    10. How do you treat sunburn?

    • Keep your skin cool, moist, and avoid more exposure to the sun
    • Rub moisturizes onto the affected area of skin, avoiding products ending in "-caine"
    • If pain persists, take acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory oral medications, like ibuprofen, but don't give aspirin or adolescents.
    • All of the above

    ANSWERS

    1. False

    2. True

    3. Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    4. False

    5. True

    6. All of the above

    7. None of the above

    8. Hour

    9. Increased

    10. All of the above

    *Quiz questions and answers courtesy of http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/july.html

    Topics: patient education, General Medicine, sunscreen, UV Month, UV protection

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