Children & Sunburn - A Dangerous Combination
According to recent medical research, children who suffer just one severe blistering sunburn may have doubled their chances of getting skin cancer. Although the pain of the sunburn may go away in a few days, the damage to the skin will unfortunately last forever. Since approximately 60-80% of our total lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood, it’s vitally important to protect children and teenagers from the sun. Experts believe that two-thirds of American children do not get adequate sun protection. If you want your children to avoid a future bout with skin cancer, it’s vital to protect them when they are young. So don’t forget sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing for your children any time they are out in the sun.