Dermatology Academy Ranks Cities, States on 'Sun Smarts'
So you think your city got on the list for "sun smart cities", think again. The American Academy of Dermatology
released its first-ever ranking of 32 "sun smart" cities and a few states. Washington, D.C. leads the list and Chicago is in last place. More than 3,300 adults in those areas completed the AAD's online survey, "Rays: Your Grade," in February. Survey topics included participants' history of sun exposure and their knowledge about tanning, sunburns, skin cancer, and sun protection. The AAD's rankings are based on the responses of residents in each location. Here is the AAD's list. Locations that tied received the same number. 1. Washington, D.C. 2. New York 3. Miami 4. Tampa, Fla. 5. Los Angeles 6. Dallas 7. Salt Lake City 8. San Francisco 9. Idaho 9. Atlanta 9. Philadelphia 12. Phoenix 13. Portland, Ore. 14. Vermont 15. Providence, R.I. 15. Baltimore 15. Boston 18. Hartford, Conn. 18. Riverside, Calif. 20. Houston 21. New Hampshire 21. Denver 21. St. Louis 24. Cincinnati 24. San Diego 26. Detroit 27. Cleveland 27. Minneapolis 29. Seattle 30. Pittsburgh 31. Maine 32. Chicago Other poll results include: Nearly 3 in 4 participants feel that people look more attractive with a tan. Nearly 4 out of 5 participants are concerned about skin cancer. Nearly two-thirds of participants got a tan last year. Half of participants were sunburned at least once last year. Most participants (71 percent) don't use sunscreen on an average day. Curious about the quiz? You can take it yourself on the AAD's Web site http://www.aad.org