In response to efforts by Key West and other localities in Florida to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, legislation was recently enacted that supports access to FDA-approved sunscreens. Specifically, the law, effective July, 1, 2020, preempts the regulation of over-the-counter propriety drugs or cosmetics to the state. ASDSA, the Florida Society … More Recently Enacted Florida Legislation Supports Sunscreen Access
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Shade structures can play an important role in minimizing children’s overexposure to the sun, which is essential to preventing skin cancer later in life. Thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Amy Brodsky and the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation, shade structures were purchased and installed at the Jewett Park preschool playground in Deerfield, Illinois. For … More Donation Supports Illinois Playground’s Shade Structures
A recent fact sheet on skin cancer issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) reports that close to 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year in the United States. The annual cost of treating skin cancers is estimated to be $8.1 billion. The fact sheet highlights the role communities … More CDC Publishes New “Power of Prevention” Fact Sheet on Skin Cancer