Should Students be Allowed to Apply Sunscreen at School?

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Minnesota is one of ten states considering implementing a bill that allows students to apply sunscreen at school without a doctor’s permission. A few members of the Minnesota Dermatology Society testified on February 25th at the House Education Policy Committee to allow sunscreen application in schools. The president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society and our newest physician to join Dermatology Specialists, Kristen P. Hook, MD, stated on Monday; “We know that regular use of sunscreen at a young age is a critical component of skin cancer prevention and can significantly reduce lifetime risk of developing skin cancer”. Eighteen states in the US have already passed similar bills, allowing students easier access to sunscreen in the schools. 

Read More about the sunscreen bill here

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