Scientists have found that builders were significantly more likely at risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer due to the fact that they work in the sun.
Caused by exposure to the sun on the skin cancer kills builders in the UK at a rate of one person every two weeks, as established by researchers from Imperial College London.
Almost half of the laborers who died from malignant melanoma are masons and other builders. This is due to the fact that the builders often work under the open sun, which provoke the development of the most fatal kind of skin cancer. In second place on this list were farmers. From malignant melanoma are also more likely to die police and soldiers.
In general, the study authors noted a significant surge in the incidence of skin cancer among UK residents. Now, in order to get into the risk group, it is not necessary to reside somewhere in the Mediterranean region with a traditionally sunny climate. That is why the workers who spend a lot of time in the sun, you need to seriously approach the issue of protection from sunlight.
Note that these rays are essential for release of vitamin D, which is needed by our bones. But an excess of solar radiation stimulates skin cancer. It is especially important to use sunscreen in the interval from 11 am to 3 pm, when radiation from the sun is the most dangerous for our body. This applies to anyone who spends a lot of time outside, including construction workers, police officers, even postmen.