Health & Wellness
U of A dermatologist says most people know the risks, but still get caught out.
When University of Alberta dermatologist Robert Gniadecki was growing up in Denmark, getting a sunburn was part of every family holiday.
“The first day at the seaside you would go out in the sunshine, and the next day you would have a bonfire, peel your skin off and throw it in the fire,” he said.
“It’s so disgusting, when you think about it today, but 40 years ago this was a normal thing.”RELATED: U of A dermatologist discusses whether sunscreen causes cancer, and provides sun safety tips
Gniadecki said these days most of us know that even a tan is a sign of skin cell damage, but sunburn still sneaks up on us from time to time. He shared four surprising ways people can get burned:
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