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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a well-known risk factor for skin cancer.

A healthy community can promote the reduction of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure through the availability of shade structures in playgrounds, parks and at community events. Promoting awareness and education on sunscreen use and other sun protection methods is another example of supportive community environments.

Results from a study in Alberta estimate that UV radiation exposure accounts for about 82% of melanoma cases in Alberta. Excessive exposure to UV radiation can cause sunburn and over time, UV exposure accelerates skin aging and can lead to skin cancer.

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