FARM LIFE NEWS
Sun Block
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Wed May 1, 2013 11:48 AM CDT

It’s summer. There’s work to do in the fields and around the farm. Kids are out of school and enjoying their freedom outdoors.

But all this time in the sun requires you and your family to take some important safety precautions against skin cancer.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) says cancers of the skin are the most common of all cancers. The two most frequent skin cancers, basal-cell carcinoma and squamous-cell carcinoma, typically don’t spread to other parts of the body and aren’t life threatening, says Kelley Donham, director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. He also teaches ...

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