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Healthbytes - Counteracting the perils of summer

Cavemen lived outdoors in the sun, among insects and much bigger predators, some of which contributed to their average lifespan of less than 40 years of age. As a result, they worried about “sun screens” only if they were trying to keep cool, and the typical insect repellent was a fast slap. With our much longer lifespan, we now have time to worry about skin cancer and wrinkles and the West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.