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Old 07-08-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Do you Canadians get less damage to your skin from the sun since the weather isn't as warm as a lot of U.S. States?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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It depends on what part of the country people are in but generally speaking, yes, Canadians get less skin damage from the sun.

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Do Canadians get less sun damage to their skin? Summers aren't warm,
correct?
Incorrect. Summers can get very hot. It's not dry like Arizona, but throw in the humidity and you feel like you're doing the breast stroke in hot pea soup. In 2010, 106 people in Montreal died from the heat. It was about 110 degrees with the humidex.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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I wasn't going to get into the various temperature ranges across Canada since it was actually skin damage that the OP was asking about but the OP was indeed misinformed about how hot it can get in Canada in the summers.

Most sun related skin damage occurs because of prolonged exposure to ultra violet radiation rather than to heat. It can get just as hot in some places in Canada as it does in Arizona but Canadians are exposed to less UV radiation over the course of a year compared to some of the southern states like Arizona for example where there is more daily and annual exposure to UV even when the temperatures might be cold.

Apparently for the past few days this week in some parts of Nova Scotia the temps got up into the low 40's Centigrade, 110+ Farenheit. Alaska and the Yukon had a heat wave in June that lasted for 4 weeks and the temps got up into the upper 90's F and Anchorage hit 100 F one day in late June. Right now there are parts of the Arctic that are getting temperatures far above what is normal for the Arctic even in summer.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Most of Canada has longer summer days than the US but the sun angle is lower.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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Not much sun gets into my igloo, correct.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Sun is still strong and hot in Canada, especially in Southern Canada where most Canadians live near the U.S. border. Montreal and Toronto have hot summers generally.

It may not be as hot as the southwest and south, but still quite warm.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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warmth has nothing to do with sun damage or its severity levels.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Exactly. If you laid out in the sun in Montreal for an hour in 80 degrees you would get a sunburn. If you did the same in Florida at 80 degrees you'd also get a sunburn but probably one that needs medical attention.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Canada
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warmth has nothing to do with sun damage or its severity levels.
To a degree it does. With all the layers I'm wearing in winter, I'm not going to get as much sun damage going outside even if the UV index is the same as if it were 20 degrees outside.
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