Sun Safety

girl on beachWhat Do You Know About Sun Safety? 

Hot weather, clear skies, and extra leisure time in the summer mean that many of us in southwest Michigan spend hours in the sun. But when is it too much of a good thing?

“Sunburn and excessive UV light exposure damage the skin, and this damage can lead to skin cancer,” said Mark Kuriata, DO, FAOCD, a local dermatologist who also serves as Program Director of Lakeland’s Dermatology Residency Program. “The best defense is to limit sun exposure and protect your skin.”

Test your knowledge about sun safety by taking this quiz.

1. The hours of the day when you are most at risk from the sun’s rays are:
A. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
B. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C. 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
D. None of the above

2. Which type of ultraviolet rays does the sun emit?
A. UVA
B. UVB
C. UVC
D. UVA and UVB
E. UVA, UVB, and UVC

3. The best way to protect yourself from the sun’s rays is:
A. Avoid the sun during peak hours
B. Wear protective clothing and a hat
C. Wear wraparound sunglasses
D. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to 30
E. All of the above

4. Excessive exposure to UV rays has which detrimental effect on health?
A. It boosts the risk of skin cancer
B. It boosts the risk of lip cancer
C. It boosts the risk of cataracts
D. All of the above

5. The UV Index is:
A. A rating system for sunscreens
B. A forecast of UV radiation tied to the local weather forecast
C. A rating system for protective clothing
D. None of the above

6. What common medications can make you more sensitive to sun?
A. Ibuprofen
B. Antibiotic
C. Antibacterial drugs
D. All of the above

7. The best type of sunscreen to use is:
A. Lotion
B. Gel
C. Spray
D. All of the above

8. Sunscreens work by:
A. Absorbing the sun’s rays
B. Reflecting the sun’s rays
C. Scattering the sun’s rays
D. All of the above

To learn more about skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, and to find a dermatologist, visit www.lakelandhealth.org/safesun.

Answers:

1. A. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  2. E. UVA, UVB, and UVC.  3. E. All of the above.
4. D. All of the above.  5. B. A forecast of UV radiation tied to the local weather forecast. 
6. D. All of the above.  7. D. All of the above.  8. D. All of the above.  

 

Continue Watching

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

IBM Watson Health™ published its 100 Top Hospitals® 2019 study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2019