The Zoe Report

The State With The Highest Rate Of Skin Cancer In The US Is So Surprising

Here in California, we take extra precautions in the summer to protect ourselves from the sun in an effort to prevent skin cancer. And if we find ourselves on a beach in Florida, we know how important it is to load up on the sunblock and wear a wide-brim hat. But it’s in the colder months, especially in states that have brutal winters, that we tend to slack on sun protection. Unless we’re laying out for hours at a time, passing on the SPF seems harmless, right? According to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those in the Northwest need to get more diligent about protecting themselves, especially once winter hits.

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