Tips for protecting children during school hours.
Most parents do not realize that during a typical day children are receiving a significant amount of sun exposure throughout the day. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers the following recommendations for keeping children sun-safe during the school year.
UV rays are most intense from 10 AM to 4 PM, and this is when students are usually outside for recess, physical education class and after-school programs. Check with the school to see if there are adequate places for students to seek shade during outdoor activities.
Whenever possible send kids to school in densely woven and bright- or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin you cover, the better.
Parents should apply a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher to their children’s skin every morning, at least 30 minutes before they go outside.
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