Montana has cold winters and short summers.
It’s probably not the place you think of when you think ‘skin cancer’, but you’d be wrong.
The risk of getting skin cancer in Montana is higher than average.
What is really high is the lack of concern about it.
A new study compared google searches for things like “how to prevent skin cancer” or “Best UV protection” OR “Best sunscreen” in all fifty states against the risk of getting skin cancer and found that people here in the Big Sky state are ‘dangerously unconcerned’ about their risk.
In Montana, about 445 people will get skin cancer for every 100,000 residents.
The average for the US is 438.