Thursday, 15 June 2017

INFANT SUN PROTECTION: HOW PARENTS CAN KEEP THEIR BABY SAFE

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/676292/?sc=sphn


 



 How to protect your baby from the sun.


Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 13, 2017) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. This is why it’s imperative, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, that parents do everything they can to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and teach their children healthy sun care habits – starting at an early age.

“Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer, including melanoma,” said board-certified pediatric dermatologist Sheila Fallon Friedlander, a professor of pediatrics and dermatology at the University of California San Diego. “To help ensure your baby’s safety, keep sun-safety items near the front door, in your car and in your diaper bag so that you always have them ready when you’re on-the-go.”

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