Posted by: Kelley Dees | June 21, 2011

Sun Safety IQ Test

In our next post, we’re going to discuss sun safety and skin cancer. Take this Sun Safety IQ Test and check out our next post to get the answers!

  1. I can’t get skin cancer because my routine (work, drive to work, indoor hobbies, and vacations) doesn’t include any outdoor activities.                                                                                                                                                                                              True or False
  2. My husband should use sunscreen at football games, even though he only goes (and gets a burn!) once or twice a year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          True or False
  3. If I’m wearing sunscreen, I can stay in the sun as long as I want.                                                                                                   True or False
  4. A sunscreen labeled SPF 30 blocks twice as much UV radiation as one labeled SPF 15.                                                                                         True or False
  5. It’s safe to let my children stay in the pool all day if they slip on a T-shirt after a couple of hours and reapply sunscreen to their faces, arms, and legs.                                                                                                                                                   True or False
  6. How often do you need to reapply water-resistant sunscreen?                                                                                                            A. Every two hours or sooner                                                                                                                                                                             B. After sweating or swimming                                                                                                                                                                          C. After you towel dry                                                                                                                                                                                                D. All of the above
  7. Getting a “base tan” at an indoor tanning salon is a good way to prevent sunburn when I go to the beach later this summer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  True or False
  8. What are the two most common (and painful!) sunscreen mistakes (pick 2 answers) ?                                                                                            A. Choosing an SPF below 15                                                                                                                                                                              B. Waiting too long to reapply                                                                                                                                                                            C. Using too little sunscreen                                                                                                                                                                                D. Missing spots when applying
  9. Now put it all together: You applied sunscreen at 12:00 noon for an afternoon of reading beside the pool. At 2:00 P.M., which one of the following actions would best protect your skin?  A. Slip on a long cotton sundress              B. Move to the shade                    C. Reapply sunscreen

Don’t forget to check out the next blog for answers to these questions and more!

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

This information is adapted from Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers’ “What’s Your Sun-Safety IQ?”


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