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Looking at sun tanning in a whole new light

tanningBeautiful tan. Healthy glow. These are just a couple of the perceptions – and misconceptions – regarding tanning. Cancer Care Nova Scotia and its partners are working to dispel these myths and expose the underlying danger of too much sun.

“The effects of over-exposure to the sun have been understood for a long time within the health care sector, but for many, a tan is associated with being healthy, rested and glowing,” says CCNS Prevention Coordinator Judy Purcell.

“We have a lot of work to do here, and everywhere, to shift this mindset,” she adds.

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