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CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN.. So, what is the risk of sunburn? Well, a person’s risk of getting melanoma (cancer) doubles once she or he has had 5.

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1 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN.

2 So, what is the risk of sunburn? Well, a person’s risk of getting melanoma (cancer) doubles once she or he has had 5 sunburns.

3 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN.

4 This can develop.

5 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. In a recent poll, 42% of English people get a sunburn at least once per year.

6 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Even short, sharp intense bursts of Sun on your skin increases the chances of getting skin cancer.

7 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Too much exposure to the Sun can cause severe blistering anywhere on the body. Even 1 blister more than doubles your chances of getting cancer.

8 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Family history, skin type and having a large number of moles on your body can also affect the chances of getting skin cancer.

9 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. No, young man. This is not funny. It’s dangerous.

10 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Babies in particular must be kept out of the Sun’s rays as their skin is especially soft and more easily burnt.

11 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Peeling skin can be sore as well as not looking good. The chances of getting an infection greatly increase as well.

12 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Painful!!

13 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Sore for ages!

14 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Getting burnt on a sun bed is also very dangerous and can cause major effects which can affect your life.

15 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN.

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19 So, how do you reduce the risk?

20 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Seek the shade, especially between 10am and 4pm.

21 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Avoid tanning shops.

22 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Use at least factor 15 sun cream. Always read the label. * Other sun cream brands are available.

23 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sun cream over all of your body at least 30 minutes before you go out in the Sun and re-apply every 2 hours.

24 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Wear a broad rimmed hat and sunglasses.

25 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Keep babies out of the sun and cover them up. Do not apply sun cream until at least 6 months old.

26 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. Examine yourself (you may need the help of others to examine your back) from head to toe each month to check for suspicious moles.

27 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. If you have any concerns about the size or shape of moles, you must consult your GP. They will know what to do next.

28 CWEST - THE DANGERS OF SUNBURN. LATEST NEWS -: Sun cream is not enough. People need to cover up as well.


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