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24 Dec 2019

The AMA is reminding parents to protect their children against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors this summer.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that just a few serious sunburns as a child can increase the risk of developing skin cancers later in life.

“It is important that we do all we can to make the holiday season a safe and enjoyable time for children,” Dr Bartone said.

“Children are more vulnerable to the damaging impact of the sun because of their delicate skin.


Published: 24 Dec 2019

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