SKIN DAMAGE FROM OVEREXPOSURE TO THE SUN

Q.   Who is most at risk of skin damage from the sun?

A.     Take extra care to protect babies and children from the sun. Studies show that one or more severe, blistering sunburns as a child or teenager could increase the risk for melanoma, an often fatal form of skin cancer.

You need to be especially careful to play it safe in the sun if you:

Ask your doctor about the risk of any medicines you may be taking that could be harmful to you when you are in the sun.

 

Source: Excerpted from FDA Consumer, June 1996: Seven Steps to Safer Sunning


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