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Sun Safety for Schools & Youth : Skin Cancer Prevention Guidance, Hardback Book

Sun Safety for Schools & Youth : Skin Cancer Prevention Guidance Hardback

Edited by Jarrod C. Walton


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.

More than one half of a person's lifetime UV exposure occurs during childhood and adolescence because of more opportunities and time for exposure.

Exposure to UV radiation during childhood plays a role in the future development of skin cancer.

Studies indicate that protection from UV exposure during childhood and adolescence reduces the risk for skin cancer.

These studies support the need to protect young persons from the sun beginning at an early age.

School staff can play a major role in protecting children and adolescents from UV exposure and the future development of skin cancer by instituting policies, environmental changes, and educational programs that can reduce skin cancer risks among young persons.

This book reviews scientific literature regarding the rates, trends, causes, and prevention of skin cancer and presents guidelines for schools to implement a comprehensive approach to preventing skin cancer.




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