March 15, 2014
AMC will be providing skin cancer screenings Wednesday, May 4, at their Cancer Center.
They are specifically hoping to draw people who work outside, especially construction workers, who are most at risk.
Doctors say extended exposure during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. puts you at a much higher risk for skin cancers, and those are prime working hours.
Some local construction workers said they never thought about the risks of UV exposure.
And even when it’s cloudy, the dangers don't disappear.
"A lot of people believe that it’s a cloudy day, so they won't have any problem, but they still have exposure to those ultra-violet rays and that's the culprit when we're talking about skin cancer," said Linda Gail Johnson of AMC.
Doctors say the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to wear a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.