Stop A ‘Steamboat Sunburn’ Before Cheyenne Frontier Days
Out in the sun this time of year in Wyoming, remember we burn fast up here.
Ultra violent rays are five percent more intense per 1000 feet above sea level. At Cheyenne's 6000 feet, ultra-violet sure can be ultra violent.
In 2008, a whole 50 percent of white Wyoming adults got at least one sunburn. It really is a burn of the skin.
Sweetwater County had the highest rate of new melanoma in the state, ranking among the highest 4 percent of counties nationwide. The death rate was 24 percent higher than the U.S. average. Sweetwater County is now home to "Cowboys Against Cancer."
Click here for tips on what to do when sunburned. Maybe Larry-the-Cable-Guy would say, "And don’t get sunburned in the first place."