Protect your skin

LAST week I had what has become an annual check up for skin cancer.

And again they got out the liquid nitrogen to freeze a suspicious spot from the back of my neck.

I have no doubt spending hours on end without a shirt or hat while working on an open-top tractor contributed to my susceptibility to skin lesions, but I only have myself to blame.

Thankfully I'm now aware of the risks and regular inspections should keep me from becoming a statistic.

But as we enter summer it is timely to remind farmers and other outdoor workers they are not bullet-proof.

They might be rugged and have a tough exterior, but the sun does not discriminate. Anyone, regardless of the physical prowess, is at risk.

We all know how to reduce that risk, so I won't give the full list of dos and don'ts.

But remember, it's best to avoid exposure to full sun, and if that's not possible, cover up and cream up.



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