Avoiding Skin Cancer in Hawaii

Avoiding Skin Cancer in Hawaii:

Did you know that the highest incidence of serious skin cancers is right here in Hawaii? However, by taking certain simple skin care and dietary precautions, the risk of these cancers can be avoided or drastically reduced.

First, let me explain why Hawaii has the highest risk for skin cancer.

The U/V index- the measure of skin being exposed to the intensity of Ultra Violet rays- is the highest in the entire nation, both in winter and summer time.

The mountains, sea and sand reflect more U/V rays than any other geographical location. This predisposes the population to skin cancer and eye cataracts. In fact, the serious degenerative eye disease Polypoid Macular Degeneration is found only in the Hawaiian Islands.

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