Sun Safety in Schools

  • Sun Safety in Schools

    The Glaring Need for Sun Safety in Schools

    Imagine having a child stricken with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease causing extreme susceptibility to sun-induced skin cancer. Now imagine being told by the child’s school that wearing a sun-protective hat on school grounds is forbidden, even with a doctor’s note. Sadly, this has happened.Read More

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    Tips for Promoting Sun Safety in Schools

    The risk of skin cancer begins with a child’s first exposure to sunlight. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation damages the skin, eyes, and 
immune system, and the effects are cumulative. Although light-skinned people are the most susceptible to skin cancer, everyone is vulnerable and should be vigilant about sun safety.Read More