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School Sunscreen Policy Blamed for Sending Two Girls to the Hospital – NY Daily News

“The New York Daily News reported that two girls brought into a hospital with severe sunburn had been forbidden by their school to apply sunscreen during an outdoor field day. Sisters Violet, 11, and Zoe, 9, sported “hurts-to-look-at” burns after spending five hours outdoors with no protection, according to their mom. “

“Children cannot apply the block to themselves unless they have a doctor’s note as the district considers sunscreen an over-the-counter medication requiring a prescription. In all states except California children are not allowed to apply or bring sunscreens to school, ABC News reports, because it’s considered a medication.”

Hear more from Dr. Green about the dangers of sunburn and skin cancer.

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