Most farmers are aware they are at increased risk for skin cancer, yet most still prefer unsafe headwear in the sun. This study replicated the "Trade Your Hat" projects and follow-up surveys conducted in other states. Approximately 50% of farmers answering the original or follow-up surveys believed they were at increased risk yet still chose unsafe headwear. Follow-up surveys show 25% of those indicating they wore no hat or ball caps when in the sun the day of the "trade-in" changed their behavior and wear sun safe headwear more than 50% of the time. Recommendations for further research are included.
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Burwell, C. E. (2004). Agricultural Community Is Aware of Skin Cancer Risks. The Journal of Extension, 42(2), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss2/19