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July 1, 2012
Nobody’s free to wear sunscreen: Schools’ restrictive medication rules
Correct protection requires the OK from parents and physicians: This summer is looking like one of the hottest summers on record; 52 record-high temperatures were reached in the past seven days. Yet schools in all 50 states are not allowed to slather students with sunscreen unless they have the permission of the kids’ parents and physician. Example: Two girls in Washington were hospitalized with severe sunburns because their school “refused to let them put on sunscreen.” Cough drops, Vaseline, Chapstick and antibiotic ointment are also banned in schools even though such products are easily sold in drugstores to any age group. source
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Correct protection requires the OK from parents and physicians: This summer is looking like one of the hottest summers on record; 52 record-high temperatures were reached in the past seven days. Yet schools in all 50 states are not allowed to slather students with sunscreen unless they have the permission of the kids’ parents and physician. Example: Two girls in Washington were hospitalized with severe sunburns because their school “refused to let them put on sunscreen.” Cough drops, Vaseline, Chapstick and antibiotic ointment are also banned in schools even though such products are easily sold in drugstores to any age group. source

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14:54 // 1 year ago
May 27, 2012
I don’t think I could do it — I’ve got air conditioning in the ZR1.
Guy Fieri, Food Network personality • Complaining about the heat ahead of Sunday’s Indy 500, which is currently taking place. (Scott Dixon is leading at the halfway mark.) Fieri was the pace car driver this year; he doesn’t see how other drivers will survive the crazy temperatures. The Indy 500 is en route to be the hottest race on record; in 1913, the race was driven in 92 degree weather. A spokesman for this race said they expect the medical staff to treat around 1,000 fans before the race is over. “You can’t keep sunscreen on,” said Paula Jarrett, a race fan and enthusiast. With heat indexes nearing 100 degrees, let’s hope everyone stays hydrated and happy. source (viafollow)
14:24 // 1 year ago
June 15, 2011

FDA takes steps to make sunscreen more consumer-friendly

  • beforeSunscreen was pretty misleading. The SPF only referred to how well the sunscreen protected against UVB rays, completely neglecting the still-harmful UVA rays. There were also a few false claims on those bottles of sunscreen — mainly those calling it waterproof.
  • afterNew requirements will make sunscreens much more consumer-friendly. SPF will tell how well the sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen won’t be called sunblock, nor will it be called waterproof or sweatproof — no sunscreen really is. source
14:22 // 2 years ago