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Hispanic woman drawing heart in sunscreen on boyfriend's back

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A new study provides even more support for wearing sunscreen, finding that sunscreen with SPF 30 may reduce the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 80 percent.

The Ohio State researchers tested different SPF 30 sunscreens, and found that they all delayed the onset of melanoma and reduced the incidence of tumors. There were some limitations on the study, however, including that it was conducted on mice, and that it only involved short, intense doses of UVB rays, even though UV rays from across the spectrum can contribute to skin cancer risk, and that an average person isn’t exposed to that much UVB rays at one time.

Now, as a black man I always thought that black people don’t need sunscreen.  Contrary to popular belief, black people do need to wear sunscreen to protect from sun burning and other issues caused by sun damage.

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