Sunscreen Safety

Some patients are concerned from reports that sunscreens themselves may be harmful or lead to skin cancer.  This recent article by the Skin Cancer Foundation address many of the concerns and myths surrounding the use of sunscreen.  Remember, suncreen use is only one part of a sun protection strategy that should include sun avoidance during peak UV hours, covering up with sun protection clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and UV-protecting sunglasses.  Just as important is avoid tanning beds.

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