Thin skin

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Thin skin

Sun's rays add up to future damage - especially in Southwest Colorado

Ann Allsbrook pushes her grandson, Elias Javier, 2, at 13th Street and Main Avenue on the way to the Animas River Trail on Tuesday. “We always put sunscreen on him (and) a hat on him,” Allsbrook said. “Grandma does the same thing.” Allsbrook pointed to “sun spots” on her skin from sun damage. Older people tend to have more skin cancers because of a lifetime of sun exposure, doctors say.

More information

American Cancer Society: (800) 227-2345 or www.cancer.org


American Academy of Dermatology: www.aad.org


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin


Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvin


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Thin skin

Ann Allsbrook pushes her grandson, Elias Javier, 2, at 13th Street and Main Avenue on the way to the Animas River Trail on Tuesday. “We always put sunscreen on him (and) a hat on him,” Allsbrook said. “Grandma does the same thing.” Allsbrook pointed to “sun spots” on her skin from sun damage. Older people tend to have more skin cancers because of a lifetime of sun exposure, doctors say.

"Slip on clothing, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat and slide on sunglasses.
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