Poll: Many Americans Wrong About Sun's Skin Cancer Dangers
You might think everybody knows how to protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays, but a new survey reveals that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of sun safety and skin cancer.
That's the surprising takeaway from an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey of 1,000 U.S. adults.
Fifty-three percent of respondents didn't realize shade offers protection from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, and 47% incorrectly said a base tan would prevent sunburns or were unsure.
Thirty-five percent said tanning is safe as long as you don't burn or ...