I am not sure why this has taken so long, it all seems kind of obvious to me.
If you're one of those "I don't burn, so I'm not going to get skin cancer" folks just know that studies show that protecting your children from significant sun exposure in the first 18 years of life can result in a 78% drop in skin cancer risk. SO COVER UP!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will issue a press release today announcing a new policy statement as well as detailed recommendations for safe sun practices which will help reduce the risk od skin cancer. safe sun exposure practices for children. The statement/report will be published in the March issue of Pediatrics.