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Teens Preventing Too Much Sun Exposure

The weather's going to be great to get outside, but don't forget to protect your skin. Researchers say they've found a new way to get that message across to teens.

Researchers from Boston University took UV photographs of pre-teens' faces. The photos showed pigment changes that had occurred in their faces from chronic sun exposure. Compared with a control group, pre-teens who saw their faces after u-v exposure were less likely to become sunburned 6 months later.

Researchers say giving impressionable young teens an immediate picture of sun damage appears to be a good way to inspire them to use sun protection.


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