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Sat July 2, 2011
Preventing sunburn this summer
It’s the hottest season of the year and health professionals want people to remember to protect themselves from the sun.
Dermatologists say it is important to stay out of the sun during peak hours from 10am to 3pm; Also seek shade; Wear protective clothing; Double up on sunscreen and reapply every two hours. Frank Wang is with the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology.
You do want to protect yourself because even one bad blistering sunburn can increase your risk of melanoma two-fold.
Wang says when choosing a sunscreen lotion people should find one that provides broad spectrum protection.