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CDC Looks At Sunburn In Young Adults

More than half of young adults(18-29) interviewed, and 65% of whites, reported at least one sunburn in the last 12 months. The CDC along with the National Cancer Institute analyzed data from The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which is an annual, cross-sectional survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized U.S. population.

While use of sunscreen products, moving to the shade, as well as wearing long clothing and hats appears to be on the increase, there still seems to be more work to do in terms of public awareness about the dangers of sun, and sun exposure. Preventing sunburn and long-term sun damage to the skin goes a long way to preventing skin cancer.