Sun, UV and cancer

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When the sun is strong, spend time in the shade, cover up with clothing and use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and 4 stars.

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer.

When the sun is strong, spend time in the shade, cover up with clothing and use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and 4 or 5 stars.

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