1.3 SunWise: Staying Safe in the Sun

Monday, 23 January 2017: 11:30 AM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Sara Espinoza, National Environmental Education Foundation, Washington, DC; and C. C. T. Jessurun

Skin cancer is a serious issue in the United States, where each year, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed—more than all other forms of cancer combined. While skin cancer can be deadly and is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the US, it is also highly preventable. During this session, Johnson + Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. will provide an overview of their cutting-edge research on ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure and risk, skin cancer prevention, and sun safety. To help the public better understand their risk and enjoy the outdoors safely, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) will share its SunWise resources and information about what professionals – including weathercasters, educators, and physicians – and individuals can do to protect themselves and their constituents.

The Johnson & Johnson Consumer (jnj.com) segment includes a broad range of products used in the baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care and women’s health care fields, as well as nutritional and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, and wellness and prevention platforms. Each one of Johnson & Johnson’s consumer businesses embraces cutting-edge science to create products that are doctor-recommended, helping individuals and families be well and stay well.

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF, NEEFusa.org) has been a leader in lifelong environmental learning for more than 25 years, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF’s vision is: By 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people. NEEF connects with Americans through the topics that research shows resonate with people the most—nature, weather + climate, and health. NEEF’s aim is to reach mainstream Americans where they are, inspire them to learn about their relationship to the environment, and empower them to become more environmentally engaged over time, in more sophisticated ways.

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