Fun Summer Days – Eating Better and Getting Active – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The summer sun is a potential source of danger. Harrison Wein, editor of the NIH News in Health newsletter reports that there are over a million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Wein: So stay in the shade and use sun protection: that includes, cover your skin. Choose shirts with long sleeves and long pants. Modern fabrics are light and breathable yet protect your skin from the sun.
Narrator: He adds that sunscreen can’t replace shade and protective clothing, but may help prevent skin cancer and can definitely prevent sunburn. For more about protection from the summer sun, visit the website newsinhealth.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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