Working on the farm in the spring, summer, and fall not only comes with the heat of the sun blaring down on you, but also exposure to UV Rays. It may seem like a good idea to wear a tank top and shorts, but you may want to consider proper skin protection to avoid serious skin damage.
UV Rays can cause aging skin, cataracts & other eye problems as well as skin cancer, melanoma.
To protect yourself from UV rays, consider your risk of exposure:
Examine your body regularly for early detection of skin cancer. Caught early it can almost always be cured. Early warning signs may include a spot on your skin that changes in size, color or shape over a period of one month to one or two years.
Look for a red scaly patch that is outlined, a waxy pale pearly knob, or a sore that doesn’t heal.
The most serious, melanoma, often begins as a small growth looking like a mole. If you find an unusual skin change, see your doctor.