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When the Sun's Up, Make Sure You are Covered Up

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This UV Safety Month serves as a reminder for all Floridians and visitors to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause damage to your skin and cause skin cancer. There are two common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are curable. Melanoma is less common but is more dangerous and can sometimes result in death. These three types of skin cancer are mostly caused by overexposure to UV light.

With July 4th weekend coming up, all Floridians and visitors are thinking about fun activities that include being outdoors in our great state!

This includes family get-togethers, work luncheons or some quality time with friends while also remembering to practice fireworks and grilling safety.

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