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June 11, 2010 | 1 minute read

Sunny Days and UV Rays

Now that summer has arrived, people are spending more time outside in the sun. Just before you go out for the day, remember to put sunscreen on exposed skin. It’s a simple preventative measure against skin cancer that only takes a few minutes. This week’s AICR eNews features a piece on how you can prevent skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF of 15 or higher should be used and reapplied every 2 hours.

If you’re worried about getting enough vitamin D, only 5 to 10 minutes of sun exposure without sun block a few times a week is enough for most people. You can also get vitamin D from some foods. The foods that naturally contain it in high amounts include salmon and tuna. The foods that most Americans get their vitamin D from are fortified such as breakfast cereals, orange juice brands, and milk products.

To learn more on what foods contain vitamin D, visit the Office of Dietary Supplements here.

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