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Sun-Smart Cities: Where Does Your City Fall?

The American Academy of Dermatology recently conducted a survey to find which cities are the most sun-smart. The survey asked residents about their sun protection and tanning knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Cities or states were ranked based on the percentage of people who scored As and Bs in the survey. To see where your city falls,

No. 1 – Washington, DC
No. 2 – New York City
No. 3 – Miami
No. 4 – Tampa
No. 5 – Los Angeles
No. 6 – Dallas
No. 7 – Salt Lake City
No. 8 – San Francisco
No. 9 (3-way tie) – Atlanta, Idaho and Philadelphia
No. 12 – Phoenix
No. 13 – Portland
No. 14 – Vermont
No. 15 (3-way tie) – Baltimore, Boston and Providence
No. 18 (2-way tie) – Hartford and Riverside, Calif.
No. 20 – Houston
No. 21 (3-way tie) – Denver, New Hampshire and St. Louis
No. 24 (2-way tie) – Cincinnati and San Diego
No. 26 – Detroit
No. 27 (2-way tie) – Cleveland and Minneapolis
No. 29 – Seattle
No. 30 – Pittsburgh
No. 31 – Maine
No. 32 – Chicago

Visit the AAD to take the survey to see how sun-smart you are.


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SU3 SU3 9 years
Glad to see Miami is up there. If you don't wear sunscreen - you've got to be crazy!
esk4 esk4 9 years
yay providence
esk4 esk4 9 years
yay providence
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
well one of mt friends will be happy to see that dc is first, but vegas is no where to be seen, its understandable because i dont think anyone thinks twice about all the sunlight
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Wow. In Phoenix we call it the Valley of the Sun. But we only rank #12.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Glad to see D.C. is on the top of the list, considering the funding that pours into cancer research in this area.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Oh cities AND states - gotcha!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Im glad to see Vermont is #14 - but who knew is was a city...
T/F: SPF 30 has two times more sun protection than SPF 15?

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