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Severe Sunburn in Children: Abuse and/or Neglect? Yep.

A story from Great Britain appears to reflect a consensus among experts there that parents who allow their children to be so badly sunburned they need hospital care should be referred to social services for child neglect and/or abuse.
Darn right. Think about it.
The Melanoma Research Foundation, among many other experts, says that “Every time you [...]

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SunAWARE Acronym Best Advice for Staying Safe in Sun

We are mid-way through summer and with your kids still spending more time outside, now is a good time to briefly pause and review your family’s sun protection habits.
Children are more sensitive to the sun and the sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months. Remember, suffering one or more severe sunburns early in life [...]

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Survey Says Majority of Scots believe Sunburn Deepens Tan

Friday, June 21, was the first day of summer. It is the summer solstice, in general, the longest day of the year.
And, with the beginning of summer, comes the disturbing news from Europe about the lengths people will go to in order to get a tan.
A poll by Macmillan Cancer Support, a UK charity, of [...]

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The UK-based Cancer Research charity has released another important study on the sun protective habits of teens and young adults.
The charity says that a survey of about 2,000 teens and young adults finds that 35% use sunbeds, tanning oils and do not apply sunscreen correctly.
The survey also found that 20% of respondents only apply sunscreen [...]

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Researchers at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey have uncovered some horrifying facts about tanning and college-aged women. Further, in our opinion, they have uncovered evidence that should be of interest to state health inspectors.
First, the research. Sunburn and potential eye damage are experienced by collage age females who use tanning beds, according to a [...]

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Does anyone in this country really think the model in the picture opposite is attractive?
Well, yes, according to the results of a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control.
That’s the only conclusion we can draw from CDC findings, released last week,  that fully half of U.S. adults under the age of 30 say [...]

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Sun protection and Sunburn Remedies

Use appropriate sun protection to avoid sunburn, but if you get one, here are tips on how to treat it.

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Sunburns – How Bad is Bad?

Although many people believe a slight sunburn is safe, any sunburn damages DNA. Any sunburned cell viewed under a microscope looks like a cancer cell.

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Toddlers NEED Sun Protective Clothing

Toddlers & Sun Protective Clothing
The story about the toddler in Australia getting second degree burns while playing outdoors at a day care center just
makes me sad.  There is no excuse for a child to get sunburned, not in the US and certainly not in Australia – where there has been years of education about the [...]

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Sunburn Facts

I hope that this was an accident, and not the result of tanning.

Sunburn is the skin’s acute and painful response to overexposure to the sun.

Sunburned cells under a microscope have the same appearance as cancer cells.

Sunburn is a form of phototrauma, or injury to the skin from overexposure to and absorption [...]

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