The kids are revving up for summer vacation, and so is the sun! As we bask in the bright rays, it’s important to remember that our fun today carries consequences for tomorrow. It’s not just sunburn you have to worry about. You have to be concerned about heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and, in the long term, skin cancer.
Skin cancer seems to be on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from it. Your kids may have a good 60, 70, or 80 summers ahead of them! That’s plenty of time for UV rays to take their toll, so you need to start thinking about protecting them now.
Here’s to hoping for many safe summers ahead! This week, we’ll be sharing important information on sun safety, especially for youngsters. Topics include sunburns, dehydration and hydration, and skin cancer. Don’t forget to pass on what you learn.