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Too Much of a Good Thing
A new report from the World Health Organization reminds us that we can have too much of a good thing. The report states that 60,000 lives are claimed each year from excessive sun exposure, the majority of the deaths from skin cancers caused by UV radiation. What does the WHO say are the best ways to minimize your risk? Limiting time in the midday sun, wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15, and staying away from the tanning salon.
Funny, they forgot to mention this hi-tech bikini with built in alarm and UV meter that rates the intensity of the sun's rays on a scale of 1 to 20. The swimsuit, which sells for $190, goes on sale next month.