Summer Survival Guide for Healthy Families

Sunburn Prevention

Enjoy the outdoor fun that summer brings, but take precautions to avoid dangerous sunburns. Protect your skin from the sun by using waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF, and wear heat-protective clothing, including wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses. Children are especially at risk — one sunburn in childhood or adolescence can more than double the risk for melanoma later in life. Remember, the sun’s rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so try to stay in the shade during those hours.

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Review Date: 
July 18, 2014

Last Updated:
July 21, 2014