Friday, June 17, 2011

UK Teens Getting Far More Unprotected Sun Exposure Than Recommended

The UK's Daily Mail reported that in the UK, "teenagers are lying in the sun for 12 times longer than the recommended limit without using sun cream," according to a survey of some 600 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 conducted by the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust. The survey also revealed that nearly "half of young people spend up to two hours trying to get a tan without protection, believing it to be safe. But official guidance recommends just ten to 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure, depending on skin type." Read the full story here:

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