WTF: Most People Still (Still!) Don’t Use Sunscreen, Survey Shows

You're killin' me, people.



Not to sound like your mother or anything but, please, please put on some freakin’ sunscreen, people! As Science Daily reports, new research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that most Americans still — despite images like this! — don’t use sunscreen, like, ever.

To break it down, the survey showed only a measly 14.3. percent of men and 29.9 percent of women regularly use sunscreen on both their face and body. If you are face-palming right now, I am right there with you. A whopping five million folks are treated for skin cancer in the U.S. each year, and about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV rays, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. So yeah, feel free to send this to all of your friends along with text, “Hint hint, nudge nudge.”

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