Beach time could boost kids' cancer risk

February 3, 2009 1:50:45 PM PST
A trip to the beach may be fun and relaxing but it could also mean an increased risk of skin cancer for children. A new study from Colorado finds children who vacationed at the shore have a higher frequency of moles that could become cancerous down the line.

Youngsters at the beach often spend many hours in the sun with little shade or protection. Experts recommend children be covered with a high SPF sunblock.

And it's also recommended children stay out of the sun between 10 and 2 during the day.

There's more on this study in the journal cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.