Doctors Say Wearing Sunscreen Could Have an Impact on Health Later in Life

DULUTH, Minn. —

July is just around the corner, and it’s only going to get warmer as the summer months continue.

Doctors say that you should always take precautions when you know you’re going to be outside in the summer sun.

Applying sunscreen is the most basic way to prevent a bad day at the beach.

Dr. Chris Delp from St. Luke’s Emergency Services in Duluth says protecting from ultraviolet rays could have an impact on your health as you get older.

“The research shows that even a single bad sunburn that causes blistering will increase a person’s rise for cancer later in life,” Dr. Delp said.

Dr. Delp says it’s also vitally important to drink lots of water when you’re outside all day.

It’s even more important if you decide to drink alcohol, as drinking will increase your risk for dehydration.

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