Don’t Fry Day Is Friday, May 22
To help raise awareness of sun overexposure, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention created National Don’t Fry Day, an annual event the Friday before Memorial Day to encourage sun safety awareness, which also gives companies an opportunity to take another look at their safety program and best practices for working in warm weather conditions.
According to the Council, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime leaving it the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3.5 million new cases diagnosed every year. Despite the high number of cases, it is also the most preventable form of cancer. To help prevent skin cancer it is recommended to wear protective clothing in the sun, examine skin regularly, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen with a broad spectrum sun protection factor of 30 or higher.
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