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Quiz: Protecting your skin from sun exposure

Cancer
May 13, 2021

It’s a beautiful time of the year. Warm weather, clear skies and longer daylight mean hours in the sun whether it’s a day at the beach or working in your yard. However, lengthy sun exposure can raise the risk for skin cancer if you don’t take steps to protect yourself. May is skin awareness month. Take our quiz to raise your awareness about proper skin care to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

 

  1. The hours of the day when you are most at risk from the sun’s rays are:
    1. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    2. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    3. 7 a.m. to Noon
    4. None of the above
  2. Which type of ultraviolet rays does the sun emit?
    1. UVA
    2. UVB
    3. UVC
    4. UVA and UVB
    5. UVA, UVB and UVC
  3. The best way to protect yourself from the sun’s rays is:
    1. Stay out of the sun during peak hours
    2. Wear protective clothing and a hat
    3. Wear sunglasses with UVA/UVB sun blocking eyewear
    4. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30
    5. All of the above
  4. The best type of sunscreen to use is:
    1. Lotion
    2. Gel
    3. Spray
    4. All of the above
  5. Which of these clothing choices offers the best protection and comfort from UV rays?
    1. Jeans and T-shirt
    2. Shorts and a tank top
    3. Log pants of tightly woven fabric and a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt
  6. If you work outdoors or otherwise spend a lot of time in the sun, which type of hat offers the best protection from UV rays?
    1. Straw hat
    2. Canvas hat with a brim all the way around
    3. Baseball cap
    4. Bike helmet

 

Sources: Dana Coleman, nurse navigator at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion; Health Library at sjchs.org


Answers:

  1. 1. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  2. 5. UVA, UVB and UVC
  3. 5. All of the above
  4. 4. All of the above
  5. 3. Long pants of tightly woven fabric and a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt
  6. 2. Canvas hat with a brim all the way around

 

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