• Sunburn is inflammation of the skin due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.
  • The UV from "sun tanning" lamps is as damaging to skin as sun exposure.
  • Ultraviolet B rays have long been known to harm the skin.
  • Sunburn damages the skin; the damage can be permanent.
  • The main environmental cause of skin cancer is the sun.
  • Sunburn can be serious and require professional medical attention.
  • Victims of severe sunburn should avoid drinking or bathing in cold water.
  • Many prescription and non-prescription drugs and products increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight.

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