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Schools receive failing grade for sun protection

Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 12:17:32-05

New research tells us that when it comes to protecting kids from sun exposure many schools get an F.

In a survey of nearly six hundred schools, CDC researchers found that fewer than one in five were implementing all recommended sun safety practices for students.

Many of these schools failing to provide sunscreen to their students or to take steps to schedule outdoor activities earlier in the day, when the UV radiation is less intense.

Also lacking, outreach to parents in order to making sure their children apply sunscreen before coming to school.

High schoolers have been found to be the least sun-protected.

So until schools step up parents should remember that sun safety can start at home.