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09 June 2010

Protect your kids from sun damage

It takes just one blistering sunburn in childhood to increase a kid's risk of developing melanoma or some other skin cancer later in life.

It takes just one blistering sunburn in childhood to increase a kid's risk of developing melanoma or some other skin cancer later in life.

  • Make sure they wear sunscreen year-round.
  • Reapply their sunscreen every two hours when they are swimming or playing sports.
  • Teach them to wear protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-protective sunglasses. Remind them to head for the shade to reduce sun exposure.
  • A full-body skin examination should be a routine part of a child's health care.

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