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Boise Ranks 1st in the Nation For Skin Cancer
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Boise Ranks 1st in the Nation For Skin Cancer

Coeur d'Alene, you're 379 miles via US-95 and ID-55 from the city most prone to skin cancer. Boise, with an average of 51 clear summer days per year leads the nation in the statistic put together by The Daily Beast. Their melanoma deaths average out to 3.9 per 100,000 people, with incidents averaging out to 27.3. Boise ranked #1 while its other Northwest neighbors ranked #10 (Spokane), #14 (Seattle) and #18 (Portland).

We first took into account the mean number of clear summer days in the 100 biggest cities in America for which there was data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Then we factored in the rates of melanoma incidence and deaths from melanoma per 100,000 people for each city’s surrounding county, using 2003-2007 data from the National Cancer Institute. Each datapoint was weighted equally. - Read more at the Daily Beast

More Information: Skin Cancer Foundation offers more information about melanoma and how to take care of your skin.

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