Children require maximum protection. They are particularly at risk, as sun exposure during childhood and adolescence appears to increase the risk for health consequences later in life.
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Did You Know?
Even animals practice sun protection! Chimpanzees avoid the midday sun and hippos secrete a pink-colored oil that acts like a sunscreen to protect their skin from sunburn.
Parents play a critical role in the development of sun-safe habits. You can continue to enjoy outdoor activities with your family, but be sure to take steps to avoid overexposure to the sun's harmful rays. Should you or a member of your family experience sunburn, give first aid promptly.
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