This Week in the British Medical Journal | GenomeWeb

In the British Medical Journal this week, general practitioner Des Spence writes that calls for a policy to require children to wear sun protection at all times is the wrong way to go about preventing melanoma. Since 1980, the incidence of melanoma in the UK has almost tripled, and, in response, the government has called for a policy to enforce the wearing of hats and sunscreen while outside and to encourage the "active avoidance of the sun," Spence writes.

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