DOVER, Del. (AP) - State public health officials are kicking off a publicity campaign to remind Delawareans to guard against skin cancer.
The Division of Public Health on Friday said advertisements will appear in newspapers and on billboards statewide telling residents that "SPF," the sun protection factor in sunscreen lotions, is their "BFF," or "best friend forever."
Officials note that Delaware's melanoma rate is increasing three times as fast as the national rate. Long-term sun exposure, sunbathing, having sunburns or using tanning beds increases the chance of developing skin cancer.
Officials say people should regularly use a water-resistant sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 15 or higher.
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