It’s time for celebrity tanners, too, and they’re not alone.
A new study published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the number of American adults who are getting sunburns has grown from 4.5 million in 2001 to 5.6 million in 2016.
The number of Americans who have sunburned more than once in the past year is up by more than 50 percent since 2000, with nearly half of the increase being attributed to the use of sunscreens and tanning beds, according to the CDC.
The report noted that in 2016, an estimated 3.6 billion Americans got sunburn-related injuries and 1.6 out of every 4,000 people had sunburn symptoms.
The study also found that nearly two-thirds of people who were sunburn victims were women.
But not all Americans are getting sick from sunburn.
A survey released by the American Academy of Dermatology found that more than one in 10 people had at least one sunburn during the past week, which may indicate that the sun is causing the majority of the health problems that occur in the U.S.
The study found that among people who reported having sunburn at least once in their lives, more than half of those had been treated with antibiotics or antifungals.
“People should be taking steps to avoid sunburn and not getting sunburnt.
If you have sunbursts, take steps to minimize them,” said Dr. Mark P. Langer, a dermatologist and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the UPMC Hershey Medical Center.”
We need to start recognizing the need for sunscreen that covers the skin,” Langer added.
The CDC also said that Americans should wear sunscreen and avoid tanning bed use during the summer months.
The American Academy also said Americans should use sunscreen and sunscrews that are made of polycarbonate, or plastic, or if they are in an area where sun exposure is common, “use a sunscreen and be sure to wear sunscreen.”