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Bad burn

Searing through an ozone layer damaged by careless stewardship, the sun's harmful rays are causing more cancers

A shadow is threatening our enjoyment of summer sun. It's cast by the American Cancer Society report that 38,500 patients in the United States were diagnosed in 1996 with sun-activated, malignant skin cancer or melanoma. That's 12 percent more than the previous year. Equally alarming, about 7,300 deaths--about one every hour--occurred from that disease last year.


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