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Study: Teens Ignore Public Health Push For Sunscreen, Against Tanning

But did she use sunscreen?
But did she use sunscreen?

Well, apparently, nor did a great swath of kids from Massachusetts. These adolescents (mostly girls) ranging in age from 10 to 13 were surveyed as part of a study in the journal Pediatrics this month that found despite an aggressive public health push promoting sunscreen and dissing golden tans, the message isn't getting across.

Time's Healthland reports:

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for Bostonomix.

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