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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

New Study Shows Skin Cancer is on the Rise

Do you GTL? You know, Gym-Tan-Laundry? Well if you do you should stop the middle part! A new study by the Mayo Clinic shows skin cancer among young people is dramatically on the rise. 

The tanning trend took off years back when Hollywood beauties started sporting the bronzed look on the red carpet and at award shows. Tanning salons popped up everywhere and teens everywhere flocked to the booths in an effort to emulate their favorite starlets. Popular shows like Jersey shore, Real Housewives and Jerseylicious all bring attention to the tanning trend. 

Tanning booths can cause cancer similar to or even worse than the actual sun. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has increased 8-fold for women ages 18 to 29 in the past couple of years. In 2009, tanning beds were declared a carcinogen by the International Agency of Research on Cancer and are now considered to be as dangerous as cigarettes. 

Obviously, the sun is out and summer is around the corner and it's time to highlight the importance of sunscreen, hats, umbrellas and sunglasses to help product you and your loved ones from sun damage. 4AllPromos loves the summer but we know it's important to stay safe and product your precious skin and eyes from UV rays while your out enjoying the beach, the pool, a baseball game or time in the park.

Sunscreen and outdoor apparel make great promotional products during the sunny months. Hand out small sunscreen samples at concerts, water parks, playground, road races and more to help raise awareness about the important of sun protection. There are so many products that can help protect us without hindering our fun. 

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