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May 24, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Seattle No. 2 for sunscreen use–and No. 1 for wishful thinking

Photo: Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times

Photo: Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times

It’s your typical spring morning in Seattle.  Skies look gray.  Forecast calls for cool temperatures and periods of light rain throughout the day.  Throughout the week, in fact.

You’re prepared, though. You always dress in layers.  Your outerwear has the latest water-resistant finish.  And of course, before you’re out the door, you slather yourself in sunscreen.

Sunscreen?

That’s right.  New data reveal that, despite the persistent atmospheric gloom here, Seattleites are among the most dedicated sunscreen users in the United States.

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