Volume 10 - Issue 1 - January 2002

Some startling news was recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding young Americans and the apparent disregard to heed sun warnings. In research presented at the 2001 Cancer Conference in September, experts found that 10% of U.S. teenagers had used a tanning booth within the previous year and two-thirds don’t apply sunscreen when outside. Although the damaging effects of prolonged sun exposure may not visibly appear until much later in life, the risk for developing skin cancer rises with each sunburn a child suffers. Yet, wearing sunscreen to preven