12th annual MSSA Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 12, 2017

On Saturday August 12th Anne Arundel Dermatology had the pleasure to participated in the 12th annual MSSA Youth Fishing Derby Sponsored by the Kent Island Fishermen#7 INC. and the Kent Island Estates Community Association.  Eighty One fisherman headed out to the end of Romancoke fishing pier to cast their  rods on a raining morning.   Great question arose,  Why do I need sunscreen on a cloudy Day?,  Can I still get a sun burn when the sun is not out?

No matter if the weather calls for rain or shine, wearing sunscreen products is highly recommended, as it helps shield your skin from cancer causing rays.                                 

“The sun’s rays bounce off sand, snow, water, and pavement, so you’re actually being exposed to both direct and indirect UV radiation while you’re skiing, snowboarding, or surfing,”    

“Because UV radiation is somewhat less intense, it would take your skin slightly longer to burn on a cloudy day than it would on a sunny day.” However, this doesn’t mean you can completely forgo sunscreen protection altogether.”

The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate the clouds, so it’s definitely important to be on guard at all times. Cloudy skies may make the sun’s rays feel less intense, but you still can easily get burned, without feeling like you’ve been in the sun too long.

All participates received a goody bag with sunscreen and chapsticks. 

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