Impact of skin cancer prevention on outdoor aquatics staff: the Pool Cool program in Hawaii and Massachusetts.

@article{Geller2001ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of skin cancer prevention on outdoor aquatics staff: the Pool Cool program in Hawaii and Massachusetts.},
  author={Alan Geller and Karen Glanz and Dorothy M Shigaki and May Rose Isnec and Ting Sun and Jay Maddock},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={155-61}
}
BACKGROUND Aquatic staff, including lifeguards, are exposed to intense sunlight for many hours each day and are likely to be at a relatively high risk for developing skin cancer. However, no interventions have been specifically directed to staff at outdoor swimming pool sites. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial among aquatic staff at 28 outdoor pool sites in Hawaii and Massachusetts. Intervention pools received sun protection education and control pools received education on… CONTINUE READING

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