Suns damage to skin may continue even after you have gone back inside

Science Translation

With the sunny summer weather upon us, many of us will look to soak up some much needed sun following a gruelling winter season. We all know that too much sun exposure can lead to nasty sunburn’s and can increase our risk of getting skin cancer. In the US, skin cancer affects nearly 5 million people per year and the number of new skin cancer cases each year actually out numbers the cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. Melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, kills one person nearly every hour. To combat this terrible disease, we are often told to wear sunscreen or cover up to protect ourselves from the harmful UV rays of the sun. For some people though, the thought of lying under the sun getting a copper glow is too enticing to consider avoiding excessive UV exposure. In fact, it…

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