Sun Safety for Schools and Youth: Skin Cancer Prevention Guidance


Jarrod C. Walton (Editor)

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: EDU001010

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. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer (pp. 1-42)
Karen Glanz, Mona Saraiya and Howell Wechsler

Chapter 2 – Shade Planning for America’s Schools (pp. 43-106)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chapter 3 – Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit (pp. 107-152)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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