Public health fair held at Westfield State University

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – How much sun damage has your skin suffered?

Students at Westfield State University had the chance to answer that question on Tuesday during the school’s annual health fair.

The American Cancer Society lent the school a skin analyzer unit so students could check out the amount of damage the sun has caused to their skin.

Catherine Johnson of the Westfield State University Nursing Department told 22News, “It helps us educate them how to protect themselves from further damage by using sunscreen and prevention methods to prevent skin cancer.”

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The CDC says most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.

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