Sun protection policies in Miami-Dade County public schools: opportunities for skin cancer prevention.

@article{Kirsner2005SunPP,
  title={Sun protection policies in Miami-Dade County public schools: opportunities for skin cancer prevention.},
  author={Robert Scott Kirsner and Dorothy F Parker and Noel Brathwaite and Andrea G Thomas and Francisco Tejada and Edward J. Trapido},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={513-9}
}
Childhood exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and a history of sunburns are risk factors for skin cancer. Because children spend time outdoors when they are at school, school sun protection policies are an important health issue, particularly in areas of the country with year-round warm and sunny climates, such as Florida. To better understand the sun protection policies and practices in South Florida schools, a sample (n = 51) of elementary and middle schools in Miami-Dade County… CONTINUE READING

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