Thursday, May 28, 2009
Don't Get Sunburned
And now for a moment (or two) of blatant self-promotion: my new book is out and available for purchase. The title is Don't Get Sunburned: 50 Ways to Save Your Skin. It's all about how ultraviolet light damages your skin, how ozone depletion increases the chance of damage, and about how to keep from getting damaged. In case you didn't know, there's a new UVA rating system for sunscreens (the old system only rated protection from UVB) and I cover the new system and things like the effects of UV light when altitude, wind, latitude, season, and skin wetness are added to the equation. There's info on skin types, baby skin, already-sunburned skin, and skin cancer. The price: $7.95--and the cover is as pink as burned epithelial tissue. You can see more at www.mountaineersbooks.org.