Yesterday, the FDA sent warning letters to companies marketing supplemental pills and capsules that purportedly provide protection from the sun. The FDA has not approved any oral medications that can achieve protection from ultraviolet rays and took the step of sending these warning letters to protect consumers from false and misleading claims. Sunscreen is the … More Be Warned: Sun Sunscreen Pills Don’t Work
Skin cancer is strongly linked to exposure to UV radiation. In the United States, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and most cases are preventable. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and is one of the most common types of cancer for young adults and teens.,  Skin cancer treatment … More 10 Reasons States Should Pass Laws to Protect Youth From UV Exposure
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., May 4, 2018 – On Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin approved SB 950, a bill based on ASDSA’s model legislation known as SUNucate, to eliminate barriers that prohibit students from possessing and using over-the-counter sunscreen in school. Unfortunately, sunscreen is often inaccessible at school due to broad reaching “medication bans” that include sunscreen … More Oklahoma Becomes Eleventh State to Pass SUNucate Model Legislation
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. In 2018, over 90,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed and over 9,300 individuals will die from melanoma. Fortunately, skin cancer is a highly treatable disease and early detection is key. In between seeing a dermatologist, keep an eye on any moles or new spots on … More ASDSA Reminds US to Protect Our Skin on Melanoma Monday
Governor Larry Hogan signed HB 427 into law on Tuesday, making Maryland the second state this year to ensure state policy allows students to possess and use sunscreen at school. The legislation is based on the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association’s (ASDSA) model legislation known as SUNucate to eliminate barriers that prohibit students from … More Over 850,000 Maryland students will be protected from sun exposure
The U.S. Surgeon General’s wife recently had surgery to remove a nodal recurrence of melanoma. Through the Surgeon General’s official Facebook account, he detailed his wife’s treatment and her history of tanning in her youth to raise awareness of melanoma and discuss its risk factors. As the Surgeon General laid out, melanoma is the most … More US Surgeon General raises melanoma awareness through family experience
Yesterday, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H 7158. The legislation will allow students to possess and use sunscreen at school without a note or prescription from their doctor. There is similar legislation is pending in the State Senate and we hope Rhode Island will join Indiana in passing SUNucate this … More Rhode Island House passes SUNucate!
The Indiana Academy of Dermatology (IAD), with a grant from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA), helped successfully pass legislation to ensure students are protected from the dangers of UV rays while at school. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the bill, making Indiana the first state in 2018 to help better protect children through … More Indiana Becomes First ‘SUNucated’ State in 2018
Sunscreen is a must to help prevent skin cancer, regardless of the time of year. Take some time to learn about sunscreen to make sure you’re protected. … More Get to know your sunscreen – three helpful tips!
Most states across the country (42) regulate the use of tanning facilities by children. Some states have taken the next step to prohibit tanning by minors under the age of 18 such as California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. In … More Under 18 tanning bans gaining traction