We love our sun here but Central Oregon has one
of the highest rates of new melanoma diagnoses in the
country. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Babies and children are much more sensitive to sun
than adults. Just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than
doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.
Stay covered. Apply sunscreen generously and
often, wear protective clothing and avoid excessive
sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.