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in skin cancer awareness are showing that Americans are beginning to
catch on to the dangers of excessive sun exposure. A study released by
LaurusHealth.com said that only 20 percent of those surveyed were
actively pursuing a tan, and more than 83 percent were aware that
severe sunburn is a risk factor for skin cancer at any age.
the survey, which polled 1,000 Americans by phone in early May, young
adults (age 18-34) are the most likely to pursue a suntan and are also
the least concerned about getting skin cancer. Adults in the next age
group (age 35-54) are most concerned about skin cancer. While they
don't, necessarily, stay indoors, less than half avoid exposure as much
alarming statistic came from the New York University School of
Medicine, which reported that skin cancer is now the most common cancer
in women age 25-29 and second among women age 30-34.
Some other results of the survey were:
8 percent of consumers over 55 actively seek a tan, and they're most
likely to wear protective clothing or stay out of the sun.
percent of consumers don't take any precautions to protect themselves
from the sun. Of those that do, 65 percent use sunscreen, 62 percent
wear a hat or protective clothing and 51 percent stay out of the sun as
much as possible.
realize that freckles are a skin cancer risk factor and 22 percent are
aware that taking immunosuppressive drugs and subjection to excessive
sun exposure don't mix.
More Northeasterners (21 percent) pursue a tan than Midwesterners, Southerners and Westerners (19 percent average).
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