Gardening and Your Health. Sunburn & Skin Cancer
Appleton, Bonnie Lee, 1948-2012
Predny, Mary Lorraine
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Most people have suffered from at least one bad sunburn. Even if damage is not visible, skin cells mutate with each sun exposure. Over a lifetime these mutations may add up to cancer, a problem seen on gardeners who work unprotected in the sun. A severe sunburn is one of the biggest risk factors in getting a melanoma skin cancer.