Your sun sense

All life on earth depends on it, but that big old ball of fire also represents a serious health risk. Still, this needn’t spoil your summer if you arm yourself with the right information. Take this quiz to check your level of sun-savvy.

A tan is healthy and will prevent sunburn and skin cancer.

Natural sunlight helps maintain good health.

Sun damage is only temporary. By resting your skin between sun exposures, the damage is erased.

The sun cannot hurt you if it's cloudy or foggy.

Skin cancer can be cured if found early.

You cannot get sunburned in the shade.

Sunscreen can cause blindness if you accidentally rub it in your eyes.

As long as you're submerged in the water you're safe from the sun.

Some skin types, such as olive or dark skin, are protected against skin cancer.