Vacationers to Hawaii at Risk of Skin Cancer

According to this recent study published today by U.S. News and World Report, people who visit Hawaii may be “at risk” of eventually getting skin cancer.

…A detailed study of 88 Hawaii vacationers identified three groups of people with distinct characteristics and sun protection behaviors, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology by researchers at the University of Queensland:

  • Those people in class 1 (“unconcerned and at low risk”) were at least risk of skin cancer, intended to tan, and used the least amount of sun protection.
  • Those in class 2 (“tan seekers”) had the second highest risk of skin cancer, had the highest proportion of women, became sunburned easily, intended to tan, had used tanning beds in past 30 days, and had the highest proportion of sunscreen coverage and the least clothing coverage.
  • Those in class 3 (“concerned and protected”) had the highest skin cancer risk, the highest proportion of clothing coverage and shade use, and were more likely to be Hawaii residents.

…”These vacationers are at high risk of skin cancer, and we are not getting the message across,”…

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