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Figure 1. Farmers are at a higher risk of skin cancer due to increased sun exposure.
To prevent sun damage:
SELF EXAMINATION IS KEY
It's important to examine your skin (on your entire body) monthly because skin cancers detected early can often be treated. The most important warning sign is a spot on the skin that is changing in size, shape, or color during a period of one month up to 2 years.
Skin cancers often take the following forms:
If you find these unusual skin changes, see a health care professional immediately.
For more tips to help you protect your skin from the sun, visit https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/sawmills/uvradiation.html.
More information on skin cancer is available at www.skincancer.org.
Watch the Growing Safely Sun Safety video on the Monsanto YouTube Channel,
Sun Safety Video
In the video, a district sales manager discusses how a spot on his skin changed his life.
Sources: What is skin cancer? Skin Cancer Foundation. www.skincancer.org (verified 6/7/2014) What’s all the fuss about sunscreen? 2012. Penn State University Agricultural Safety and Health News