Why you should prevent sunburns, especially for children!

One blistering sunburn doubles a

person’s lifetime risk of developing

Melanoma! 

A person’s risk for melanoma also

doubles if he or she has had five or

more sunburns at any age!

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Children, especially infants are at particular risk in the sun, because takes less time for them to get sunburned.  It can take less than 10 minutes for an infant’s skin to burn. Children tend to spend a lot of time outdoors and because they’re unlikely to be mindful of the sun’s dangers are more likely to get sunburned.

Title: Pathology: Patient: Melanoma Descriptio...

Title: Pathology: Patient: Melanoma Description: This slide shows a melanoma on a patient’s skin. Subjects (names): Topics/Categories: Pathology — Patient Type: Black & White Print. Color Slide Source: National Cancer Institute  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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