Despite widespread reports of the sun’s dangers, a 10-year study showed that use of sunscreen among white and Hispanic high school students in the U.S. is declining. Sunburns during childhood can lead to the development of skin cancers later. In fact, skin cancers are beginning to appear earlier in life, sometimes even in adolescence.
Many people find tanned skin attractive. But today, we know that tanned skin is damaged skin. Sun exposure can have serious effects on our physical appearance and health. Teens should NEVER use tanning beds.
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