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UV Safety Quiz

Dermatology patient enjoying the sun

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. And ultraviolet, or UV, rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. How much do you know about the dangers of the sun and ultraviolet rays? Take our dermatology quiz and rate yourself.


1.How many types of ultraviolet rays are there?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4  

2.There are three main sun-protective protective behaviors – using sunscreen, wearing sun-protective clothing, seeking shade. What percent of adults say they usually practice at least one of the three behaviors?

A. 46 %
B. 56 %
C. 66 %
D. 76 %

3.What percentage of high school girls say they use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher when they are outside for more than an hour on a sunny day?  

A. 11.7 %
B. 31.7 %
C. 51.7 %
D. 71.7 %

4.What percentage of high school boys report that they stay in the shade, wear long pants, wear a long-sleeved shirt or wear a hat shading their face, ears and neck when they are out for more than an hour on a sunny day?

A. 20.5 %
B. 40.5 %
C. 60.5 %
D. 80.5 % 

5.Using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 will protect me during a day at the beach.  

A. True
B. False

6.Sunscreen offers protection against all ultraviolet rays.

A. True
B. False

7.Which of the following are symptoms of sunburn?

A. Red, tender skin that is warm to touch
B. Blisters that develop hours to days later
C. Fever, chills, nausea or rash
D. All of the above.

8.The most dangerous time to be out in the sun is:

A. 7 am to noon
B. 9 am to 2 pm
C. 11 am to 3 pm
D. Noon to 5 pm

9.It is better to wear bright or dark-colored clothes than pastels and bleached cottons.

A. True
B. False

10.People who start using tanning booths at a young age are more likely to develop melanoma.

A. True
B. False


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