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    INFOGRAPHIC: How to avoid sunburn during Memorial Day weekend

    By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    May 30, 2016; 10:10 AM ET

    The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention declares the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" in an effort to encourage sun safety awareness.

    When enjoying outdoor activities, taking preventive measures against the sun's ultraviolet rays is vital throughout the year, but especially in the early summer when UV rays tend to be stronger.

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    (Flickr photo/Martin Varsavsky)

    Reducing direct exposure to ultraviolet light is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. While skin cancer is currently the most common form of cancer in the U.S., it is also highly treatable if detected early.

    Take time to understand some common misconceptions about sun exposure as well as to learn additional methods to protect your skin while outdoors.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


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