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Puget Sound ranks high for skin cancer

Puget Sound ranks high for skin cancer

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

SEATTLE, Wash. – Despite the cloudy weather for most of the year, Washington State ranks high in skin cancer.

Kelly Stowe with the state Department of Health says just because the sun isn’t out doesn’t mean your skin is safe.

 

Stowe says if the Puget Sound was a state by itself, it would rank fourth for skin cancer.

She suggests people apply a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher as part of their morning routine and encourages kids to form the same habit as well.

She also suggests wearing protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat.

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