Tan Kids: Summer Glow or Skin Cancer Danger?
What limits do you set for your children when it comes to tanning?
It’s summer, the time many of us wish for that lovely summer tan, but we all now know that time in the sun can also pose skin cancer risks. What limits do you place on your children?
Do you limit their time outside? Do you require certain sunscreen and reapplication? Do you buy sun protective clothing for them?
Pretanning at a Salon
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that a national study found that 24 percent of non-Hispanic white teenagers 13-19 years old used a tanning facility at least once. The FDA says the ultraviolet rays pose a health danger.
Do you let your children use a tanning bed? How do you deal with children who have their heart set on that perfect tan? Do our children have a lot of peer pressure to have that tanned look?
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