Teaching Kids About Sun Protection
by: Capella Tucker, August 3, 2005 5:08:00 am
The SunWise program teaches kids K through eighth grade about environmental factors that are causing depletion in the ozone layer. The thinner the ozone, the more UV radiation reaches the surface and in turn increases the risk for skin cancer. Sun damage is cumulative so the more exposure one has the more risk for skin cancer. MD Anderson Skin Cancer Surgury Unit Director Tri Nguyen.
Nguyen says people should look for sun screens that specifically name UVA. Also, sunscreen is not just for use during the summer.