There is a reason God gave people clothes! Check this article:
U.S. melanoma rate double what it was 30 years ago
The incidence of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has
doubled in the U.S. in the last 30 years and is on track to remain high
unless Americans take more precautions to protect themselves from
ultraviolet radiation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) said Tuesday...
Non-Latino whites had the highest incidence of melanoma by far, with 24.6 cases for every 100,000 people...
Through age 49, women were more likely than men to be diagnosed with
melanoma, the report said. This is partially due to the popularity of
indoor tanning among younger white women — nearly one-third of white
women between 16 and 25 visit a tanning parlor at least once a year,
according to a 2013 study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
It's also probably due to the sort of clothes (or lack thereof) that young women are wearing nowadays, compared to 30 years ago. Covering yourself isn't probably such a bad idea, after all. You may be called a prude, but at least, you'll stay alive.
Men aren't off the hook, either:
From age 50 on, however, the incidence was higher in men, who are less
likely to use sunscreen or other forms of sun protection, the CDC study
Men often have to work outdoors and tend to get partially undressed when the weather is hot which is probably not such a good idea, after all.
The mortality rate due to melanoma remained relatively constant
between 1982 and 2011, but the incidence of the disease doubled during
that time period, the CDC researchers wrote.
They projected that the total number of new melanoma cases would rise to 112,000 by 2030 if present trends continue.
The good news, as the article reliably informs us, is that it doesn't have to be!
In the Australian state of Victoria, a comprehensive
skin-cancer-prevention program called SunSmart prevented more than 9,000
cancers and more than 1,000 deaths over a 15-year period, they noted.
If a similar program were adopted in the U.S., it could prevent an
estimated 230,000 cases of melanoma between 2020 and 2030.
Do we really need a government program to encourage people to cover up when going outside in summer? Draw your own conclusions and don't forget that
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and it’s
usually the result of exposure to ultraviolet light, the CDC says.