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Your risk of getting harmed from sun exposure is the sum of three important components:

WHERE YOU LIVE
+ WHO YOU ARE
+ WHAT YOU DO
PERSONAL RISK FACTOR
FOR SUN DAMAGE

WHAT'S YOUR RISK OF SKIN DAMAGE?

Directions: Please select the responses that best describe you and your behaviors. You will receive a total score which will tell you your personal risk for skin damage.


What's your risk of skin damage?

Behavioral Questions

1. When I go outside and it is sunny:

 a.) I wear sunscreen:

 b.) I wear a hat with a brim to protect myself from the sun:

 c.) I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun:

 d.) I stay in the shade to protect myself from the sun:

 e.) I wear clothes covering most of my body (such as long pants, long sleeve shirts) to protect myself from the sun:

 f.) I intentionally go out in the sun to get a tan:

Genetic Questions

 2. Has anyone in your immediate family (parents, grandparents, brothers, or sisters) ever had skin cancer?

 3. What is the natural color of your hair?

 4. What is the color of your untanned skin?

 5. How many times in your life have you had a severe sunburn that blistered?

 6. How many moles do you have that are bigger around than a pencil eraser?

 7. How many freckles do you have?

 8. When I go out into the summer sun for the first time:

 9. My skin:

Environmental Questions

 10. I live at this elevation:

 11. Using the world map below, find the area you have lived for most of your life:

World Map

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