Childhood sunburns increase cancer risk

July 4, 2013 12:20:52 PM PDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says even a few serious summer sunburns is all it takes to increase a child's risk of skin cancer later in life.

Experts warn that sun damage is cumulative and they remind parents to have kids wear shirts and pants if possible and to use sunscreen with an ultraviolet protection factor, or UPF, of 50 or more.

Experts warn sunscreen on babies is not recommended. Rather, babies should be kept out of direct sunlight between 10 am and 4 pm.