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The Netherlands is handing out free sunscreen after a hot summer warning

according to Watchman The vending machines that were used during the pandemic to supply hand sanitizer will now become sunscreen vending machines. The machines will be available in schools, universities, festivals, parks and other public places.

medical authorities i The country has recorded a record increase in skin cancer cases in recent years. At the same time, there are reports that the summer of 2023 could be the warmest and sunniest in years in Europe.

Authorities in the Netherlands say sunscreen is the best protection against skin cancer – and they want children to use sunscreen on a sunny day as much as brushing their teeth before going to bed, as their ritual.

“It will cost some money, but we value people’s health highly. We regularly see people enjoying the sun without protecting themselves and that’s not good,” a spokesperson tells The Guardian.

It is also increasing in Sweden The number of skin cancer cases. according to Today’s medicine Malignant melanoma has increased by nearly 40 percent in the past 10 years, and other types of skin cancer by about 60 percent.

fact.Three common types of skin cancer

Malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and is formed in the melanocytes. It can form anywhere on the body, but is most common on the legs, chest, and back. The risk of malignant melanoma increases if you have burned yourself in the sun several times. If the cancer is caught early, it can usually be surgically removed, otherwise it can spread to other parts of the body.

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You can get squamous cell carcinoma if you get too much sun, even if you don’t burn yourself. Squamous cell carcinoma is most common on the face, hands, or the bald part of the head. Most cases can be treated with surgery.

Basal cell carcinoma most often forms on the face or upper body. It rarely spreads and almost all patients can be cured.

Source: 1177.se, The Cancer Foundation