Impressed relaxed and trendy, flip-flops and baseball caps much-loved young people today. But behind the stylish appearance, there is a hidden danger because they canincrease the risk for skin cancer.
Both accessories are judged not sufficiently protect the body part most vulnerable to attack skin cancer, namely the upper ear and back leg. Because exposure to directsunlight, ultraviolet radiation can cause cancer in that section.
Compared to round-shaped circular cap, baseball cap is just to give protection to theskin. Likewise, flip-flops, protective effect was much smaller than when using shoes orsandals slippers are more closed.
“By design hat and sandals are like that, certain parts have a very minimal protection,” said Dr. Rebecca Tung, a dermatologist from Loyola University, as quoted fromIndiavision.
Moreover, according to Dr. Tung, people often overlook the back legs and ears whenusing sunscreen or sunblock. Most people use sunscreen just in the part of many visits,such as arms and legs.
Other body parts are susceptible to skin cancer is the neck, but this section is still oftengiven priority when using sunscreen. Likewise, back of hands which are also susceptible to cancer, is rarely forgotten when wearing sunscreen.
Most skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Others are triggeredby other factors such as cigarette smoke and other pollutants, as well as the use of drugs that could lead to chromosome damage.
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