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Protecting Our Skin from Strong Spring Sun Rays

J. Junker

It’s spring and many of us are spending more time outdoors enjoying the warmer days and increased daylight. Being outside is good for our physical and emotional well-being, especially as we adjust to changes brought on by the pandemic. But it pays to enjoy the outdoors wisely: we’re not talking about social distancing guidelines, but limiting our exposure to harmful U.V. ray and reducing our risk of skin cancer.


In the midst of summer applying sunscreen might be part of your routine, but have you applied it yet this year? According to the E.P.A. the U.V. index in May for our region is about the same as the U.V. index in August.  


We talk about sun safety on The Point with Dr. Peter Hopewood, surgeon at Cape Cod Healthcare. 

Here are links to more information on preventing skin cancer.



Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.