Summer 2012 (Vol. 29, No. 2)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from the President

Protecting young people from the sun is always important; since the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation hits the earth all year-round. However, it is especially essential at this time of year, when UV- rays are the most intense and children are spending more time outdoors. Their risk of receiving dangerous amounts of sun exposure — and suffering everything from blistering sunburns to heatstroke — is great. Even mild to moderate increases in sun exposure over the summer, whether or not they lead to sunburn, increase their lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.

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Sun & Skin News: Summer 2012 (Vol. 29, No. 2)