Wearing Baseball Caps and Flip-flops can Raise Skin Cancer Risk

A skin expert named Rebecca Tung who is the director of the dermatology unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois has warned that wearing baseball caps and flip-flops can raise skin cancer risk.

Baseball caps expose the tips of ears and flip-flops expose the top part of the feet and both these areas are vulnerable to skin cancer. Many people also do not apply sunscreen to these exposed body parts.

In the US, skin cancer accounts for about 50% of all cancers, reveals the American Cancer Society. To protect yourself from skin cancer, Tung advises against overexposure to the sun’s UV rays, using a sunscreen with at least 15 SPF, wearing protective clothing, avoiding the hot sun between 10 am to 3 pm, and avoiding tanning salons and sunbathing.

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