Did you know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers sunscreen a drug, much like ibuprofen, and many states don’t allow it in schools? That means kids can’t bring it to school without a doctor’s note and even then must see the school nurse in order to use it. It’s a shocking fact! In … More Legal Barriers to Sun Safety in Schools
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The SUNucate Coalition is pleased to welcome the American Melanoma Foundation, Melanoma Research Alliance and Outrun the Sun to the partners working to lessen the impact of sun exposure at schools and youth camps. The SUNucate coalition advances model legislation that eliminates barriers to sun protection measures by allowing students to bring and apply sunscreen … More SUNucate Coalition is growing!
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law that bans children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has been linked to indoor tanning. Each year, more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer, including both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, are linked to indoor tanning … More New York Bans Minors from Indoor Tanning