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Description:Wearing his protective helmet, this young boy was pictured out for a day of fun riding his scooter. His brightly-colored, reflective t-shirt, would also act to shield him from the harmful rays of the sun, and hopefully, he had applied a protective layer of sunscreen to his sun-exposed skin.

The CDC recommends the use of sunscreen with a rating of at least SPF 15, along with UVA and UVB protection, every time your child goes outside. For the best protection, apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes before going outdoors. Don't forget to protect ears, noses, lips, and the tops of feet.
Inadequate Use of Helmets

"Bicycle helmets might prevent approximately 56% of bicycle-related deaths. Proper use of bicycle helmets can eliminate 65%--88% of bicycle-related brain injuries and 65% of serious (i.e., facial fractures and lacerations seen in the emergency department) injuries to the upper and middle regions of the face". See the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) link below, for additional helmet-related injury prevention information below.

Each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries.

Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. In 2001, children 15 years and younger accounted for 59% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in US emergency departments.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Cancer Prevention and Control: Skin Cancer
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Skin Cancer – Protecting Children from the Sun
CDC – MMWR Weekly; ”Unpowered Scooter-Related Injuries --- United States, 1998—2000”; December 15, 2000 / 49(49);1108-1110
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Diagnosis
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Physical Examination
Pigmentation
Skin Pigmentation
Therapeutics
Hygiene
Skin Care
Anatomy
Integumentary System
Skin
Dermis
Epidermis
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Social Sciences
Sociology
Social Welfare
Child Welfare
Biological Sciences
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity
Biological Phenomena
Pigmentation
Skin Pigmentation
Digestive, Oral, and Skin Physiology
Skin Physiology
Skin Aging
Skin Pigmentation
Environment and Public Health
Environment
Meteorological Factors
Atmosphere
Weather
Sunlight
Ultraviolet Rays
Chemicals and Drugs
Chemical Actions and Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Dermatologic Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Specialty Uses of Chemicals
Cosmetics
Sunscreening Agents
Protective Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Diseases
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Abnormalities
Skin Abnormalities
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Wounds and Injuries
Burns
Sunburn
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Melanoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma, Skin Appendage
Neoplasms, Adnexal and Skin Appendage
Carcinoma, Skin Appendage
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Melanoma
Nevi and Melanomas
Melanoma
Nevus
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Neoplasms
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Keratoacanthoma
Keratosis
Photosensitivity Disorders
Dermatitis, Photoallergic
Dermatitis, Phototoxic
Sunburn
Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Pigmentation Disorders
Hyperpigmentation
Melanosis
Acanthosis Nigricans
Lentigo
Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Skin Abnormalities
Skin Neoplasms
Health Care
Persons
Persons
Age Groups
Child
Child, Preschool
Physical Sciences
Natural Sciences
Physics
Radiation
Radiation, Nonionizing
Ultraviolet Rays
Psychiatry and Psychology
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Behavior
Child Behavior
Child Rearing
Human Development
Child Development
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