Avoiding the Hazards of Ultraviolet Light in the Adolescent Population

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Alexander Auchus
Robert T Brodell
Vinayak K Nahar
Kimberley HM Ward

Keywords

UV light, Skin Cancer, adolescents, sun protection, tanning

Abstract

Exposure to UV light remains the major modifiable risk factor for skin cancer. Studies have shown that adolescents do not adequately use sun protection and frequently engage in tanning behaviors. This article will reinforce the known approaches to avoiding the hazards of UV light and provide tips and tricks that health care providers should emphasize to their adolescent patients.

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