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Yes, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, particularly from the sun or indoor tanning devices, can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. UV rays damage the DNA in skin cells, leading to mutations that can lead to the development of cancer over time. It is important to protect the skin from excessive UV exposure by wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.

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Yes ultra violet can cause cancer actually they can cause skin cancer.

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Why do you need suntan creams?

To protect you from ultra violet sun rays that can cause skin cancer.


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