DE Public Health Officials Target Skin Cancer - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

DE Public Health Officials Target Skin Cancer

Posted: Updated:

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.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!More >>
    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!
    More >>
  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.