Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One person dies of Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Although skin cancer is the most common with over 1 million new cases each year, it is also the most preventable cancer. You ultimately control your skin cancer risk!
Did you know Melanoma risk increases by 50% if you have had 5 or more sunburns at any point in your life? About 90 percent of Non-Melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of Melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes whether the sun is out or not!
Working outdoors increases your risk of skin cancer but CoreTex Products provides a safe, effective and economical solution for all outdoor workers! Sun X SPF 30+ & Sun X SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Sunscreens are FDA compliant and meets all of OSHA’s recommendations, along with passing the Lineman’s Glove Test. Sun X 30+ is PABA free, oil free and FDA rated water resistant with a maximum duration time of 80 minutes. Sun X 50, is SPF 50 the highest allowed by the FDA, non-greasy, Oxybenzone free and Paraben free. Both offer several unique packaging options, Sun X SPF 30+ & Sun X SPF 50 are the best two ways to be sun safe!
Outdoor workers should always protect their skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Liberally apply sunscreen to exposed areas at least 15 minutes before going outside so the ingredients can fully absorb into the skin. Following the FDA recommendations for extended sun exposure, it is best to reapply the same amount of sunscreen every 80 minutes especially after excessive sweating or being in the water. Remember, always apply sunscreen first before applying any insect repellent!
Seasonal warm months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who should protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should know the potential hazards in their workplaces and how to manage them.