Fewer Teens Using Sunscreen
September 03, 2014
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Tags: sunscreen  

According to an article on Reuters, a study conducted at William Paterson University in New Jersey found that the percentage of high school students using sunscreen dropped from 67.7% in 2001 to 56.1% in 2011. The decrease in sunscreen usage as alarming, given that the rates of skin cancer and melanoma are recently going up. Corey Basch, one of the study’s authors, says the findings point to the need for a greater push to inform teenagers on the dangers of sun exposure.