SUNucate SUNucate legislation is pending in three states and Washington, D.C. In Massachusetts, a state with a legislative session which spans two years, H 545, introduced in January 2019, is still active. The bill allows students to possess and use sunscreen without a note while on school property or at a school-related event and also … More What to Watch in the 2020 Legislative Session
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Great news! A study recently published in JAMA Dermatology reported that although the overall incidence of melanoma has been increasing over the past several decades, there is a downward trend of cases among adolescents and young adults. Specifically the data showed the incidence peaked in these groups around 2004-2005 and then began to decrease. While the … More Education Efforts Linked to Decreasing Incidence of Melanoma in Young People
In Key West, Florida a ban is set to take place in January 2021 on the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law was passed citing concerns about the impact of these chemicals on coral reefs. Similar bans were considered, but not passed, in Miami Beach and Surfside. In response, legislation (Senate Bill … More Florida Bills Would Preempt Local Efforts to Ban Sales of Certain Sunscreens