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Sunscreen, Skin Cancer, and Other Sun Safety Tips
Sunscreen, Skin Cancer, and Other Sun Safety Tips

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AIR DATE: July 5, 2012

With temperatures cracking 100 every summer, how do we protect our skin?  We talk to experts about how to choose the best sunscreens, and what steps that you (and your kids) can take to protect yourself from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer.  Send us your questions.
 
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Nneka Leiba, Sr Analyst, Environmental Working Group
Tom McCoy, State Dir Govt Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Dr. Wolf Samlowski, medical oncologist and skin cancer specialist, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

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I have had several basal cell carcinomas in the past 20 years. My dermatologist told me they were a result of tanning in Oregon when I was young. I am extremely disappointed in the FDA's postponing of the label regulations--10 years ago when I was playing golf in the summers, I applied copies amounts of sunscreen per label directions. Now, 10 years later I have had 3 basal cell carcinomas on my shoulders and I attribute this to misleading information on the sunscreen labels.
Paula JohnsonJun 28, 2012 10:19:43 AM
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