New research indicates that blondes and redheads are three times more likely than the general population to get melanoma, and fair-haired people who worked outdoor jobs as teens are ten times likelier to be diagnosed with the skin cancer. [TheAge]
And this is why, as an extremely pale person, I avoid the sun, and wear SPF 60 every day (with Mexoryl XL for UVA), sun, shade, summer and winter. My mother's had enough pre-cancerous things taken off, that I am ultra paranoid. Long sleeves and hats FTW!