RESTON, Va., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 80% of lifetimeUV exposure occurs before a child turns 18, and up to 90% of skin damage is caused by the sun. DermalYouth's mission is to educate people of all ages — especially children — of the dangers associated with sun exposure in order to prevent future cases
In fact, fewer than 10% of all Americans wear sunscreen on a daily basis. With summer quickly approaching, and May 2017 being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for Americans to educate themselves — and their children — about the dangers of overexposure to the sun & the importance of using sunscreen every day.
According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma rates in the United States have been rising steadily for the last three decades and have now reached epidemic levels. Melanoma is currently the most common cancer in young adults. Educating young people about the risks involved with prolonged sun exposure has never been more urgent.
Consider these statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation:
Since it's known that long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is directly linked to skin damage and skin cancers, DermalYouth is using Skin Cancer Awareness Month to warn people of all ages, especially children, to take proper steps to protect themselves from the damaging rays of the sun every day.
DermalYouth believes the best way to help today's young people avoid developing skin cancers later in life is to educate them on sun safety techniques and to protect their skin on a daily basis starting as young as possible. DermalYouth is dedicated to bringing preventative skincare education and products to people of all ages helping to spread the word about premature aging, skin damage, and skin cancers.
Scott Prendergast, DermalYouth's President/CEO is available for interviews - either in person, on-location, via phone or Skype.
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SOURCE DermalYouth, LLC
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