CDC releases new sunburn advice for kids
Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:03 AM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Surely it's enough to get you to slather on the sunscreen this weekend.
According to the CDC, a few serious sunburns is all it takes to increase a child's risk of skin cancer later in life.
If your child is going outside, remember the phrase slip-slop-slap, and wrap.
- Slip on a shirt and pants
- Slop on some sunscreen
- Slap on a hat
- and Wrap on some sunglasses.
Doctors say children should avoid the sun between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sun damage is cumulative, so even moderate sun exposure can have negative lasting effects.