You will not believe the results of this study two universities did about the fear of skin cancer. We all wear sunscreen for one reason: to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is nothing to mess around with and with the rising number of skin cancer cases each year, including melanoma, we all should take extra precaution.
The University of Buffalo in New York conducted a study with 1,500 participants who had no family history of skin cancer and chose participants based on their worries of developing skin cancer.
The results of the study concluded that people wear sunscreen because of the singular fear of developing skin cancer more than the statistics out there showing how likely it is that it will happen. Only 14% of the participants in the study said that they always wear sunblock. That’s clearly not enough people taking care of their skin and taking the necessary precautions to prevent themselves from all forms of skin cancer.
It should also be noted that 32% of the participants reported NEVER using sunscreen before. Marc Kiviniemi, lead researcher and assistant professor of community health and health behavior said, “In addition to providing educational information about risk, encouraging people to consider how they feel about cancer and how worried they are about it might inspire preventive behaviors.” I agree with Kivniemi that we all need to be more educated about the risks of skin cancer and how using sunscreen and a portable umbrella with a tripod stand can help us all.
The sun emits UV rays and both UVA and UVB rays are the two rays known to cause skin cancer, such as melanoma, for many people. Thankfully, JoeShade portable shade umbrella with a tripod stand can also be a UV blocking umbrella that will help block damaging sun rays.
Key points from the study …
* Stay protected using a portable umbrella on a tripod stand
* Apply sunscreen liberally
* Stay hydrated
What do you think of the results of the study? Do you wear sunscreen daily and stay shaded with a portable umbrella?