Sun Exposure and Your Health

It has long been known that exposure to ultra-violet radiation causes anything from painful sunburns to premature aging and wrinkles to more severe effects like skin cancer. But there are many other health and medical issues that are caused or aggravated by the sun, and because UV exposure is cumulative over our lifetimes, the problems and symptoms do not always manifest until years later.

Recognizing the characteristics of these issues is important for distinguishing warning signs, and also for understanding the importance of prevention through proper sun-protection behaviour. 

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