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Ask Dr. Karl: Do I really need sunscreen?

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si_askdrkarlsunscreen.jpgDid you know that June 4-10 is Sun Awareness Week in Canada?

To mark the occasion and spread awareness about the importance of protecting your skin, CBC's resident medical specialist Dr. Karl Kabasele is devoting today's Ask Dr. Karl video blog to sunscreen.

In this video, he answers a question from Mike about whether or not a person who never burns still needs sunblock.

You can learn more about the Canadian Dermatology Association's annual, nationwide Sun Awareness Program for the Prevention of Skin Cancer here.

And if you have a health or medical question that you'd like Dr. Karl to answer, Here's how to get in touch:

  • Use your webcam or a video camera to film a question and upload it to the CBC YourNews community.
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  • Tweet your question with the hashtag "#AskDrKarl"
  • Email the CBC Community team with your questions at
You can also leave your questions in the comment section below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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