ASDSA and the IN Academy of Dermatology (IAD) Sponsor Sun Safety Poster Contest!

What’s the best way to reach kids in the 22 states with SUNucate laws so they know they can possess and use sunscreen without a note and promote other sun-safe behaviors? ASDSA and the Indiana Academy of Dermatology (IAD) teamed up to sponsor a Sun Safety Poster contest to promote awareness about Indiana’s SUNucate law. … More ASDSA and the IN Academy of Dermatology (IAD) Sponsor Sun Safety Poster Contest!

Nevada Adopts SUNucate Legislation

The SUNucate coalition congratulates Nevada for becoming the 21st state to implement SUNucate model legislation! The law, signed by Governor Steve Sisolak, enables students to possess and use sunscreen and wear protective clothing in school. It also allows schools to teach students sun-safe behaviors. The effort was assisted by two state partners: the Nevada Society for … More Nevada Adopts SUNucate Legislation

Arkansas Becomes 2nd State in 2019 to Pass SUNucate Legislation

Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation to allow students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a note or prescription from a physician. The legislation is based on ASDSA’s model bill known as SUNucate, which removes barriers that prohibit students from bringing and applying over-the-counter sunscreen at school or during school-related activities. Arkansas is … More Arkansas Becomes 2nd State in 2019 to Pass SUNucate Legislation

Illinois is the 18th State to Pass SUNucate

In January legislation was signed into law making Illinois the 18th state to allow children to possess and apply sunscreen at school, an important step in preventing skin cancer. The legislation known as SUNucate was introduced by Representative John Connor and carried through the Senate by Senator Tom Cullerton. It is designed to eliminate barriers … More Illinois is the 18th State to Pass SUNucate

France’s Health Watchdog Recommends Ban on Tanning Beds

The French health authority known as ANSES cites the growing body of scientific research showing there is a proven risk of skin cancer associated with artificial tanning. ANSES points to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying UV radiation as carcinogenic to humans in 2009 and the many studies that have linked an … More France’s Health Watchdog Recommends Ban on Tanning Beds

SUNucate Advances in New Jersey

The New Jersey Senate Committee on Education unanimously voted S. 1803 out of committee. The legislation ensures K-12 students can possess and apply sunscreen at school without a note from their physician. ASDSA Member, Deirdre Connolly, MD, testified in support of the legislation during the Committee’s hearing and the SUNucate Coalition sent a letter of … More SUNucate Advances in New Jersey

Pennsylvania Passes SUNucate, Allowing Sunscreen Use and Protective Clothing at School

Yesterday, Pennsylvania became the 17th state to allow children to possess and apply sunscreen at school, an important step in preventing skin cancer. Governor Tom Wolf approved HB 1228, a piece of legislation based on ASDSA’s model bill known as SUNucate to remove barriers that prohibit students from bringing and applying over-the-counter sunscreen at school … More Pennsylvania Passes SUNucate, Allowing Sunscreen Use and Protective Clothing at School