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How to Help Prevent Melanoma While Working Outside

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates the importance of sunscreen on the job site


  1. Apply sunscreen every two hours to any skin that will be exposed to the sun. Use SPF 30 or higher.
  2. Wear protective clothing to minimize skin exposure.
  3. If wearing a hat, be sure to apply sunscreen to ears.
  4. Keep a close eye on moles and visit a doctor regularly.

The protective clothing Roger demonstrated can be purchased at outdoor shops.

Expert assistance for this segment was provided by IMPACT Melanoma