Stay Safe in the Sun

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Baby on the beachSailors, beach goers and fishers are among the crowds who are hitting the water along Galveston Island.

When it comes to skin cancer prevention, it’s never too early to start thinking sun safety, especially for infants.

The American Medical Association has a new recommendation calling for parents to protect our youngest from the sun.

Infants are more susceptible to sunburn because their skin is not yet fully developed, and those with fair skin have less of a pigment called melanin, which means they have less protection.

A lifetime of sun exposure can be deadly.

In young children, it’s best to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreens and UV protection clothing. As for infants under six months of age, they should get no sun at all.

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