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    Default U.S. schools missing chances to protect kids from sun (not satire)

    In a nation where the majority are deficient in Vitamin D, this kind of misinformation is tragic.

    Lisa Rapaport
    Mon Mar 6, 2017

    (Reuters Health) - Most U.S. schools could do a lot more to protect students from the sun, with efforts like keeping kids indoors at high noon or making time for sunscreen application, a recent study suggests.
    Researchers examined data on policies at 577 schools nationwide. Just 16 percent of schools asked parents to apply sunscreen before school, and even fewer supplied sunscreen to students or scheduled outdoor activities to avoid the peak intensity of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
    “In spite of both strong evidence that UV exposure can lead to skin cancer and multiple calls for improvements in school programs including policies to prevent skin cancer, our study found that most schools still lacked practices that could protect children and adolescents from sun exposure while at school,” said lead study author Sherry Everett Jones of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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    Default Re: U.S. schools missing chances to protect kids from sun (not satire)

    Is there another planet to which I may emigrate? Please?

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