I am not sure why this has taken so long, it all seems kind of obvious to me.
If you're one of those "I don't burn, so I'm not going to get skin cancer" folks just know that studies show that protecting your children from significant sun exposure in the first 18 years of life can result in a 78% drop in skin cancer risk. SO COVER UP!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will issue a press release today announcing a new policy statement as well as detailed recommendations for safe sun practices which will help reduce the risk od skin cancer. safe sun exposure practices for children. The statement/report will be published in the March issue of Pediatrics.
**Note: I have changed the title of this post from "My Preschool Won't Apply Sunscreen!" to "Why Can't My Preschool Apply Sunscreen?!" because the original title was taking away from my original intent which was to rail against the craziness that parents (and schools!) now have to deal with legal mumbo jumbo for simple things like preventing a child's sunburn. It was never my intention to shine a spotlight on my particular preschool or to insinuate that the staff there is doing anything less than their best efforts to keep their students safe. While I understand the need for stringent regulations such as these, I still absolutely hate the need for them. It truly makes my head spin…**