Parents still think tanning is healthy for children!

Despite the well known danger of the suns rays, the message of over exposure to sun causes skin cancer is still not getting across to parents, many of whom still regard a youngster’s tan as “healthy”. Many parents “view a tan as healthy and do not effectively implement sun protection behaviors for their children, which result in sunburns,” according to Dr. June K. Robinson of Lyolla University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, and colleagues. Males and those with lower levels of education were more likely to complement children on having a tan. Overall, 24% percent of parents never apply sunscreen on their child. This health outrage is about allowing children to be over baked in the sun.