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New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you choose products that best protect you and your family from sunburn and skin cancer risk. Some of the new label ...

Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it's important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month we separate the sun safety facts from the most commonly heard myths to keep you, your ...

Prevent Cancer applauds FDA stricter regulations for tanning beds proposal

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 8th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to its regulation of tanning devices, including a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. We support the reclassification as an important first step by the FDA to lower the rising incidence of skin cancer, especially among the nation’s youth. Prevent Cancer has long been a leading force in the prevention or early ...

Fun in the sun! Utah provides soccer leagues with sun safety education

Posted by PCF Admin on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Kristi Wilcoxson-Smith of the Utah Department of Health’s Cancer Control Program shares news about their Prevent Cancer Foundation funded grant project, “Play it Sun Safe, Utah!.” The 2012 project partnered with soccer leagues as a way to encourage children, parents and coaches to take part in sun safety that can help prevent skin cancer. The Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) works to decrease cancer incidence and mortality throughout Utah, with an emphasis on cancers that can ...