According to a recent Reuters article, Americans are giving sunscreen the cold shoulder . The following is an excerpt from the article: “Despite the attention of the healthcare industry on the role of sunscreen in preventing skin cancer, about 40 percent of Americans never apply sunscreen at all before going out and only 9 percent wear it every day, the poll of 1,004 people, showed. One of the regions with the lowest use of sunscreen was the South, where 46 percent of people said they never using sunscreen at all during the summer”. Now conventional wisdom says that after reading the above excerpt, one can assume that the prevalence of sunburn should occur in the southern states. Right? Well, not really. The aptly named ‘sunbelt’ states have some of the lowest prevalence of sunburn rates among a demographic group believed to be prone to sunburn.
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Common sense helps prevent sunburn…not sunscreen