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Sun Exposure Health Concerns
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.


  • Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.


  • An estimated 76,380 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016.


  • An estimated 6,750 men and 3,380 women in the U.S. will die from melanoma in 2016. 


  • Skin cancer annual incidence rates are higher in women than in men before age 50, but by age 65, they are twice as high in men as in women, and by age 80, they are triple.


  • Skin cancer is diagnosed more often in men than prostate cancer.


  • Sun damage is cumulative. Only about 23 percent of lifetime exposure occurs by age 18.


  • Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by about 40 percent and the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent.


Many of the more than three million skin cancer cases that are diagnosed annually could be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and avoiding indoor tanning. 



The CDC advises that protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round as UV rays can reach unprotected skin on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. Thus, we must be diligent in our efforts to take precautionary measures against sun exposure. Undoubtedly, one of the most effective ways to avoid sun damage is to seek SHADE. 



Whether for your patio, sports arena, or school playground, Shade-Guard’s unique structures will help protect you from Nature’s elements.

Citation: The Skin Cancer Foundation. Facts & Statistics., 2016.

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