| Posted On Jan 29, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Commends MA State Legislature for Passage of Indoor Tanning Bill

On Wednesday, January 27, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an important measure prohibiting people under the age of 18 from using tanning devices. Senate Bill 1994 also prevents minors from operating such devices, even if employed by tanning facilities.

The bill, which passed through the House in a 146-8 vote, and unanimously through the Senate last September, represents a significant shift in state policy and attitudes towards indoor tanning. Previously,

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| Posted On Aug 05, 2015 | By:

Moles and Melanoma: Do you know your Skin Cancer ABCDEs?

As the weather heats up throughout August, sunscreen should be your best friend whether you’re on the beach, in the park, or just walking outside. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can do a great deal of damage to the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—develops when ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds triggers mutations that lead skin cells to rapidly multiply and form tumors.

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| Posted On May 01, 2014 | By:

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap!Tips for a Safe Summer in the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. This May, observe Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month by practicing “safe sun”! The American Cancer Society’s Slip! Slop! Slap!® and Wrap campaign slogan provides an easy way to remember the 4 key steps to sun protection.

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| Posted On Jul 11, 2013 | By:

Start looking for more than SPF on your sunscreen label!

Until now, a product’s SPF (sun protection factor) was the only objective measure of its ability to protect against sunburn. SPF does not, however, provide any measure of protection against developing skin cancer, or of premature aging caused by the sun’s rays known as photoaging. Sun damage is caused by two types of radiation: ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB is important in causing sunburn. SPF is therefore a measure of how well a sunscreen product protects against UVB and sunburn.

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