Date: February 28, 2017

Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 2.

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Sun Safety

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Sun Safety

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:04 AM

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canada. About 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in Ontario are skin cancer.

What causes skin cancer?

Most types of skin cancer are caused by too much Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or other sources, like tanning beds.
A tan is your skin's response to the damage to skin cells by UV rays. There's no such thing as a safe tan. Protecting the skin from UV rays can prevent most cases of skin cancer.

Related links on this Website:

Be Sun Safe
Check Your Skin
Children's Sun Safety
Risk Factors