Sun Safety for New Yorkers

What’s Your Sun Safety IQ?

Sun safety is not just for vacation. Are you sun-safe every day? Take the American Cancer Society’s 9-question quiz and find out.

May 27, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team
I can’t get skin cancer, because my normal routine (such as work, drive to work, hobbies, and vacations) doesn’t include any outdoor activities.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
I should use sunscreen at football games, even though I only go (and get burned) once or twice a year.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
If I'm wearing sunscreen, I can stay in the sun as long as I want.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
A sunscreen labeled SPF 15 blocks more UV radiation than one labeled SPF 30.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
It's safe to let my children stay in the pool all day if they slip on a T-shirt after a couple hours and reapply sunscreen to their faces, arms, and legs.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
How often do I need to reapply water-resistant sunscreen?
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Getting a "base tan" at an indoor tanning salon is a good way to prevent sunburn when I go to the beach later this summer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
What are the two most common (and painful!) sunscreen mistakes?
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Now put it all together. You applied sunscreen at 12:00 noon for an afternoon of reading beside the pool. At 2:00 p.m., which one of the following actions would best protect your skin?
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!

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Sources
“What’s Your Sun Safety IQ?” American Cancer Society. Access January 29, 2016.
http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/quizzes/sun-safety/index

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