Sun Exposure. Michigan Merit Curriculum. Strand 5: Personal Health and Wellness Standard 1: Core Concepts 5.2 Explain the importance of regular health screening or exams. 5.3 Analyze the importance of rest and sleep for personal health.
The Ozone thickness varies depending on the time of year and changing weather conditions.
Many popular consumer products like air conditioners and refrigerators involve halons, these chemicals can damage the ozone layer.
Too much here. Cars, trucks, power plants, factories all emit air pollution that forms ground level ozone, a primary component of smog.
Unprotected exposure can cause skin cancer and skin damage.
Skin cancers are the most commonly diagnosed cancers.
Since 1973 the number of new cases of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, has increased 150%, and melanoma mortality rates have increased by 44%.
One in five Americans develops skin cancer during their lifetime.
One American dies of skin cancer every hour.
People who have had severe sunburns as children and adolescents are at higher risk for skin cancer.
Youth are particularly at risk of overexposure since 80% of the average person’s lifetime UV (ultraviolet radiation) exposure occurs before age of 18.
An estimated twenty-eight million Americans are tanning indoors annually, even though the ultraviolet radiation they receive can cause skin cancer.
Myth: Everyone can be sunburned. Especially those with fair skin and red or blond hair.
Myth: Usually 5 – 15 minutes three times a week is enough. The body produces Vitamin D and Dairy products and other foods have it.
Truth: Yes UVA rays does. UVB rays are blocked by window glass.
Myth: The temperature does not matter. Clouds only block 20 %.
Truth: UV radiation goes up 4% to 5% every 1000 feet above sea level.
Truth: Yes, those rays are more direct
Truth: Yes, it may even be more harmful.
Truth: Check with doctor. Acne medications and antibiotics.
Truth: Infant skin can burn quickly.
Truth: Darker fabric with tight weave offers more protection
Myth: All garments lose 1/3 of their sun-protective ability when wet.
Myth: UV rays penetrate 3 feet into the water.
Truth: Snow reflects 80% of the sun’s rays
Myth: Apply 30 minutes before exposure and every 2 hours after. SPF 15
Truth: The dangers are the same.
Myth: A base tan doubles the problem. The skin is already damaged and continues to do so.
Myth: Always a risk of damage and skin cancer.
Myth: Consult with a doctor. It is always a risk. Professional org. take a very strong stand.
Myth: UV rays still bounce off the water, sand and decks.
Myth: Less intense only. Still exposure can cause damage.
A is for Asymmetry:One-half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other half.
B is for Border:The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
C is for Color: The color is not the same all over, but may have differing shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of red, white or blue.
D is for Diameter: The area is larger than 6 millimeters, or about ¼ inch, which is the size of a pencil eraser or is growing larger.
Some states have laws that prohibit young people from using tanning booths or beds.