Ultraviolet (UV) rays are part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. UV rays can go into and change the structure of skin cells. UV rays can increase a person's risk of getting skin cancer.
Remember, a tan is a sign of skin damage.
Sun is the major cause of skin cancer. Blistering sunburns can increase your child's risk of skin cancer later in life.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic