Impact of intervention strategies to reduce UVR exposure

  • Karen Glanz
  • Mona Saraiya
  • Peter Briss
Part of the Cancer Prevention — Cancer Causes book series (CPCC, volume 3)


It has been well documented in this book and elsewhere that skin cancer is a significant and, in many parts of the world, growing health problem (see Chapters 1 and 5) [1]. While skin cancer is among the most common cancers, it is also one of the most preventable. Behavioral recommendations for primary prevention of skin cancer aim to reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The most often recommended behavioral strategies for reducing UVR exposure include: limit time spent in the sun, avoid the sun during peak hours, use a broad spectrum sunscreen when outside, wear protective clothing (hats, shirts, pants) and sunglasses, seek shade when outdoors, and avoid sunburn (Chapter 13).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Glanz
    • 1
  • Mona Saraiya
    • 2
  • Peter Briss
    • 3
  1. 1.Cancer Research Center of HawaiiUniversity of HawaiiHawaii
  2. 2.Division of Cancer Prevention and ControlU.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUSA
  3. 3.Epidemiology Program OfficeU.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUSA

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