1 The SunWise School Program Guide A School Program That Radiates Good Ideas 2 Printed on paper that contains at least 30 percent postconsumer fiber.
2 Acknowledgments The SunWise School Program would like to thank the many teachers, parents, communities, health professionals, educators, meteorologists, nonprofit organizations, environmental groups, scientists, and others who have helped make the SunWise vision a reality. Your commitment, energy, and dedication are truly remarkable, and the SunWise School Program sincerely appreciates your valuable efforts. Office of Air and Radiation 6205J EPA 430-K May
3 Contents Introduction The SunWise School Program How Does a School Become a SunWise Partner? What Tools Are Available to SunWise Partner Schools? How Will SunWise Be Evaluated? Why Should Schools Participate in SunWise? Be SunWise: Action Steps for Sun Protection Additional Sun-Protection Resources SunWise Registration Form Center
4 Introduction Children spend lots of time outdoors during recess, physical education classes, after-school activities, and sports programs. While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable and healthy, too much can be dangerous. Children need to be physically active, but must learn to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This overexposure can cause serious health effects, including skin cancer and other skin disorders, eye damage and cataracts, and immune system suppression. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. 1 Currently, one in five Americans develops skin cancer during their lifetime. Every hour one person dies from this disease. Since 1973, new cases of the most serious form of skin cancer melanoma have increased approximately 150 percent. You can make a difference! Children need sun protection education since unprotected exposure to the sun during youth puts them at increased lifetime risk for skin cancer. One or two blistering sunburns in childhood may double the lifetime risk of developing melanoma. By educating ourselves and children about UV-related health effects and the steps for sun protection, we can promote a healthy future for the next generation. In the atmosphere, the ozone layer forms a protective shield that protects the Earth from the sun s powerful UV radiation. Scientists have discovered, however, that the ozone layer is thinning and allowing more UV rays to reach the Earth s surface. The federal government has classified UV radiation as a human carcinogen, along with other cancer-causing agents such as asbestos, radon, and tobacco smoke. These heightened levels may cause the incidence and severity of UV-related health effects to rise, particularly given current sun-protection practices in the United States. Since the condition of the ozone layer is not expected to improve significantly until the middle of the 21st century, we need to change our sun protection behaviors now to protect our future health. 1 American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2003.
5 2 The SunWise School Program Guide Many believe that only lighter-skinned people need to be concerned about the effects of overexposure to the sun. Though it is true that darker skin has more natural pigment, which acts as a protectant, the skin is still susceptible to many of the damaging effects of UV radiation. Any change to the skin s natural color is a sign of damage to the skin. The incidence of skin cancer is lower in dark-skinned people, but it still occurs and is often not detected until later stages when it is more dangerous. The risk of other UV-related health effects, such as cataracts, premature aging of the skin, and immune suppression, is not dependent upon skin type. The good news is that UV-related health effects are largely preventable by instituting sun-protection practices early and consistently. Schools and teachers can play a major role in protecting children by teaching sun safety behaviors. To help educators raise sun safety awareness, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the SunWise School Program, a national education program for children in grades K through 8. SunWise Partner Schools sponsor classroom and schoolwide activities that raise children s awareness of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation, and simple sun safety practices. SunWise is a collaborative effort of schools, communities, teachers, parents, health professionals, environmental groups, meteorologists, educational organizations, and others. With everyone s help, sun protection can grow beyond classrooms to the entire community. The SunWise School Program Guide is designed to provide school administrators, teachers, nurses, and other childhood caregivers with a general overview of SunWise and the components of the program. Additional brochures and fact sheets are available by calling the National Service Skin cancer and other sun-related health effects are largely preventable.
6 3 The SunWise School Program Guide Center for Environmental Publications at (800) or by visiting the publications section of the SunWise Web site at < SunWise is intended to actively engage children in the learning process. Its dual focus on health and the environment will help children develop the skills necessary for sustained SunWise behavior and an appreciation for the environment around them. Up to 90 percent of visible changes to the skin commonly thought to be caused by aging are actually caused by sun exposure. 2 2 Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 51, No. RR-4 (April 26, 2002). Available:
7 Th T e SunWise School Program he SunWise School Program is an environmental and health education program that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. Through the use of classroom-based, school-based, and com munity-based components, SunWise seeks to develop sustained sun-safe behaviors. The program s learning components build on a solid combination of traditional and innovative education practices already in use in many U.S. elementary and middle schools. Through the program, educators, stu dents, and their families will increase their awareness of simple steps they can take to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks. Children also will acquire scientific knowledge and develop an understanding of the environmental concepts related to sun protection. The program encourages schools to provide a sun-safe infrastructure, including shade structures (e.g., canopies, trees) and policies (e.g., using hats, sunscreen, sunglasses) that promote sun protection in a school set Your school can participate in SunWise at no cost! ting. Though based in schools, SunWise also supports community partnerships, such as inviting guest speakers to school assemblies, to enhance sun safety efforts. Recognizing the many issues schools are asked to address daily, SunWise has been developed with the needs of schools and educators in mind. The program is designed to provide maximum flexibility elements can be used as stand-alone teaching tools or to complement existing school curricula. The time commitment necessary to implement SunWise is minimal, while the potential payoff in lower skin cancer rates and other health benefits in the future is high.
8 5 The SunWise School Program Guide SunWise was pilot tested in 130 schools in 38 states during the school year. National implementation began in the school year. The components outlined below are available to Partner Schools free of charge. SunWise School Program Components Classroom Cross-Curricular Classroom Lessons Internet Learning, Including UV Measurement and Reporting SunWise Student Survey SunWise Teacher Survey School Suggestions for Infrastructure Enhancements (e.g., sun-safe policies and structures) Ideas for School-Based Sun Safety Activities (e.g., school assemblies) Evaluation of SunWise School Program Community Suggestions for Community Partnerships (e.g., guest speakers and business partnerships) Service Learning Components for Students SunWise lessons meet national standards for science, math, health, and language arts.
9 6 The SunWise School Program Guide How Does a School Become a SunWise Partner? Becoming a SunWise Partner School is easy! Any elementary or middle school in the United States may participate in the SunWise School Program. A single classroom, multiple classrooms, a school, or an entire school district may join. To become a SunWise Partner School, you must: 1. Register as a SunWise Partner School. Educators are asked to complete the registration form located on the SunWise Web site at < This is the fastest way to join the program. Printed copies also can be downloaded from the Web site. A hard copy can be found in the middle of this guide as well. 2. Participate in student evaluation. A random sample of participants will be asked to complete the SunWise Student Survey before and after implementation of SunWise Activities. This simple, 10-minute questionnaire, developed by Boston University s Skin Cancer Prevention Team, elicits basic information on attitudes and practices of children relating to sun exposure. This survey will provide information for evaluation purposes only. All personal information will remain confidential. 3. Complete the teacher evaluation form. Teacher feedback about the usefulness of classroom and school materials is vital to the refinement of SunWise education materials. 4. Adopt at least one of the following SunWise activities: Cross-curricular classroom lessons. UV measurement and reporting on the Internet. School infrastructure enhancements (school policy changes and/or sun-protection structures). Community outreach (inviting guest speakers and forming business partnerships). Schoolwide sun safety activities.
10 7 The SunWise School Program Guide SunWise Tool Kit What Tools Are Available to SunWise Partner Schools? Based on the activities you choose, you will receive, free of charge, materials and tools to help you implement SunWise in your classroom or school. A Tool Kit containing cross-curricular, standards-based lessons and background information is free to registered schools. The Tool Kit consists of a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities that combine education about sun protection and the environment with other aspects of learning. The Kit includes activities focusing on: The science behind UV radiation and stratospheric ozone; The health risks from overexposure to UV radiation; and The steps you can take to protect yourself. The Kit contains classroom activities for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. In keeping with the intent of making these lessons hands-on and fun, the Kit also includes tools, such as a UV-sensitive frisbee and the On the Trail of the Missing Ozone comic book, which reinforce the sun safety lessons. Finally, to reward your students for their participation in the SunWise program, we have created the easily photocopied Certificate of SunWisdom. The Tool Kit contains an additional section targeting school policy, which gives guidance on how to institute sun safety changes outside the classroom. The Tool Kit is also available in Spanish.
11 8 The SunWise School Program Guide SunWise Internet Learning Site and UV Database In order to make the best use of innovative educational and information-sharing technologies, EPA developed an Internet Learning Site as part of its main SunWise Program Web site. Students and teachers can use the site to: Report and interpret daily measurements of UV radiation, weather conditions, and information regarding sun-protection practices. Search for the UV Index in their community using a ZIP-code searchable UV Index database. Chart, graph, and map UV measurements. Participate in online, interactive educational activities. Locate additional resources on sun protection, health, and the environment. Once schools register, teachers will receive secure IDs for entering daily UV data on the Internet Learning Site. Publications EPA has published a number of documents to help your school be SunWise. These can be used as warm-up reading exercises, copied and placed in school newsletters, used as part of field trip permission forms, etc. All of the documents are available on the SunWise Web site at < and in paper form. For free printed copies, please contact the National Service Center for Environmental Publications at (800)
12 9 The SunWise School Program Guide How Will SunWise Be Evaluated? The SunWise School Program recognizes a particular challenge in measuring the effectiveness of its effort to create sustained SunWise behavior, especially given the latency period associated with the onset of UV-related health effects. Therefore, the careful and consistent evaluation of program effectiveness through a variety of interim measurements including student survey and teacher evaluation data is integral to SunWise s success. As of 2002, data from over 6,000 student pretests and posttests has been analyzed and the results are promising, with four major findings. Children ages 5-12 receiving SunWise education have: a) Marked improvement for all knowledge variables. Identifying that wearing a hat and shirt outside were ways to keep the skin safe from the sun improved overall from 60 percent to 75 percent. Student knowledge of the need for SPF 15 improved from 50 percent at pretest to 78 percent at posttest. Awareness of the UV Index reading that best correlated with the most optimal sun protection also improved overall from 28 percent to 57 percent. b) Improved attitudes and beliefs about tanning. In particular, from pretest to posttest, youngest children (ages 5 to 9) experienced a 10 percent decrease in the attitude that a tan is healthy. These findings in students receiving education are in stark contrast to more than 1,000 students in control schools (receiving no education) who had no changes in knowledge or attitudes during this comparable period. c) Fewer sunburns. School nurses at 11 schools in six states surveyed the same children during the and school years. Among the 477 children completing three surveys, gains in knowledge and attitudes were maintained and sunburning rates were lower in the most recent summer (55 percent in summer 2001 compared with 66 percent for summer 2000). d) Stronger intentions to avoid adverse sun exposure. Overall, intentions to play in the shade increased significantly from 70 percent to 76 percent from pretest to posttest with more substantial differences noted in younger children.
13 10 The SunWise School Program Guide Why Should Schools Participate in SunWise? Being a part of SunWise is a fun, easy, and effective way to protect the health of the children in your school. The program focuses on the whole spectrum of health effects, including skin cancer, eye damage, and other illnesses, and is appropriate for diverse school populations nationwide. Though based in schools, SunWise also encourages a sustained connection between schools and their communities. By participating in SunWise, children will enhance their creativity, critical thinking, data collection, reading, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills. EPA has developed a recognition/incentive program to acknowledge outstanding SunWise schools. The awards recognize innovative and exemplary efforts in the area of sun-protection education. By meeting certain criteria, schools and community organizations are recognized at either the Shining Star or Helios Leadership award levels. Awards may include an engraved plaque, T-shirts, frisbees, being featured on EPA s Web site, or being highlighted through local media. Check the SunWise Web site at < for details.
14 Be SunWise: Action Steps for Sun Protection he SunWise School Program has developed a set of action steps for sun protection that can be used in the Tclassroom, on the playground, or elsewhere to help reduce students and adults risk from UV radiation. With these steps, preventing overexposure to the sun is simple. You and your students should always take the following precautions: Limit time in the midday sun. The sun s UV rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the sun during these hours. Check the UV Index. This important resource helps you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun s rays. Developed by the National Weather Service and EPA, the UV Index is available on the SunWise Web site ( uvindex.html) in a ZIP code-searchable format. The UV Index uses numbers to represent the likely level of UV exposure (Minimal: 0-2; Low: 3-4; Moderate: 5-6; High: 7-9; Very High: 10+). While you should always take precautions against overexposure, take special care to adopt sun safety practices when the UV Index predicts exposure levels of moderate or above. Watch for possible changes to the UV Index in Use shade wisely. Seek shade when UV rays are the most intense, but keep in mind that shade structures (e.g., trees, umbrellas, canopies) do not offer complete sun protection. Wear protective clothing. A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for your eyes, ears, face, and the back of your neck. Sunglasses that provide 99 to 100 percent UV-A and UV-B protection will greatly reduce eye damage from sun exposure.
15 12 The SunWise School Program Guide Wrap-around sunglasses provide the most protection. Tightly woven, loose fitting clothes will provide additional protection from the sun. Use sunscreen. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15+ liberally 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours, or after working, swimming, playing, or exercising outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning booths. The light source from sunbeds and sun lamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes and is best avoided entirely. Remember, everyday exposure counts! You don t have to be actively sunbathing to get a damaging dose of the sun take care even when having lunch outside, going on school field trips, taking part in after-school activities, or participating in sports programs. Inform your friends and family about these simple sun safety steps. You could save a life! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin Each time you go out in the sun, apply an ounce of sunscreen as part of your sun-protection routine!
16 Additional Sun-Protection Resources Please contact the following organizations or visit the links on the SunWise Web site for additional information on sun protection: American Academy of Dermatology 930 North Meacham Road P.O. Box 4014 Schaumburg, IL DERM ( ) American Cancer Society 1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA ACS-2345 ( ) Boston University Medical Center Skin Oncology, Cancer Prevention & Control Center 720 Harrison Avenue, DOB-801A Boston, MA National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention SHADE Foundation Curt and Shonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation of America N. Tatum Boulevard Suite 200, #467 Phoenix, AZ The Skin Cancer Foundation 245 Fifth Avenue Suite 1403 New York, NY Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Cancer Prevention and Control 4770 Buford Highway Chamblee, GA
17 United States Environmental Protection Agency (6205J) Washington, DC Official Business Penalty for Private Use $300
18 Registration Form SunWise School Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (6205J) Washington, DC Fold Here Registering for the SunWise School Program is easy! The fastest way to register and receive SunWise materials is via the online registration form at < sunwise>. If you do not have Internet access, please review the program require ments and the activities described in this guide and then fill out this form complete ly. Use the self-addressed cover to mail it back to EPA. We ll send you everything you need within six weeks of receipt of your registration form. If you do not receive a Tool Kit within that timeframe, please contact us. Participant Requirements 1. Register online or complete and return this self-addressed form. 2. Adopt at least one of the SunWise activities listed on page Complete the teacher evaluation form (required) and the student survey (if selected). Mailing Instructions Carefully remove the entire form from the booklet and fold it as indicated above, with the address visible. To ensure the form remains folded during shipment, secure it with a piece of tape. Please affix first class postage. At this time, we can only accept registrations from educators who are currently working in elementary or middle schools in the United States with a classroom size of at least 10 students. Those who do not fall into this category (e.g., stu dent teachers, universities, camp counselors, preschool/high school teachers, educators from other countries, etc.), please do not register. Contact us via e- mail at < and we will gladly provide you with appropriate SunWise materials.
19 To Participate in SunWise, Please Tell Us... SunWise Activities Your Name: How Did You Learn About SunWise? Please indicate below which SunWise activities you would like to implement in your classroom, school, or community. Please choose at least one activity, but feel free to implement as many as you like. Remember, all materials and tools will be provided to you free of charge. About Your School School Name: Street Address: City: State: ZIP Code: Number of Students in School (Estimate): Phone: Principal s Name: School District Name: Implement SunWise Tool Kit Activities The Tool Kit contains standards-based, cross-curricular activities that focus on the science behind UV radiation and stratospheric ozone; health effects from overexposure to UV radiation; and action steps for sun protection. The kit also contains tools such as a UV-sensitive frisbee; grade-level appropriate story, activity, and comic books; and a Certificate of SunWisdom. A policy section gives guidance on how to institute sun safety changes outside the classroom. Report Daily UV Intensity and Forecast Data Teachers and students can use the site to report and interpret daily UV data and weather conditions. SunWise Video You may also register to receive the video, SunWise: A Sun Safety Program for Grades K-8, designed for teachers, school nurses, parents, and school administrators who would like to learn more about the program. About Yourself SunWise School Program Identification Phone: Grades You Teach: K Subjects You Teach: Science Math School Nurse Social Studies Physical Education English Other: Would You Prefer Materials in English or Spanish? ESL Please list the classes to which you will be teaching SunWise (each class receives a unique ID number that is used to enter UV data). Class 1 (Identification name, e.g., Science 1) Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 To Approximately How Many Students Do You Plan To Teach SunWise? Incomplete forms cannot be processed.
a program that radiates good ideas www.epa.gov/sunwise U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1 Be 2 What do you know about the Sun? 3 Helpful and Harmful Effects of the Sun Helpful Keeps Us Warm Helps Plants
Sun Protection Policy Guidelines for Primary Schools Introduction This document is intended as a guide for anyone involved in developing a sun protection policy for primary schools. More information about
Sun Protection Policy Guidelines for Nurseries and Pre-schools Introduction This document is intended as a guide for anyone involved in developing a sun protection policy for nurseries and pre-schools.
Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Who s at risk of developing skin cancer? Everyone under the sun! Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canada and whether your
54 THE SUN SAFETY ACTIVITY GUIDE TIME ALLOTMENT MATERIALS PROCEDURE CURRICULUM INTEGRATION EXTENDING THE LESSON 30 minutes Scavenger Hunt map Index cards Pictures of sun protection Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses,
Little Things. Big Difference. An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Monthly Health Challenge Protect Your Skin in the Sun CHALLEngE Protect your skin from too much sun
American Academy of Dermatology s SPOT Skin Cancer Table of Contents Why SPOT Skin Cancer Skin cancer is something that kids hardly ever get, so you probably don t think about it much. But lots of grown-ups
Introduction There are more than one hundred types of cancer. All the kinds of cancer begin in our cells. Normal cells grow and multiply and then die. Cancer cells grow and multiply and keep growing and
Produced 2010 Next revision due 2012 Sun safety If you have been treated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma or non-hodgkin lymphoma you should always be careful in the sun. However,
Melissa O Neill, O MS, APRN Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology Three Types of Skin Cancer > Basal Cell Carcinoma > Squamous Cell Carcinoma > Malignant Melanoma Basal Cell Carcinoma > Most common skin cancer
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Recommendations and Reports April 26, 2002 / Vol. 51 / No. RR-4 Guidelines for School Programs To Prevent Skin Cancer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SAFER
The Truth About Tanning: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Skin Lesson Plan for Grades 10-12 Adaptable for Grades 6-9 Note: This lesson plan is intended to be used as a guide in planning a classroom
For the classroom teacher: Sun exposure and cancer risk While some sun exposure can be enjoyable, and even helps the body make vitamin D, too much sun exposure is dangerous. Exposure to the sun s ultraviolet
VIDEO CONTEST 2016 There s No Such Thing as a Safe Tan! TABLE OF CONTENTS Contest Information 3 Examples of Public Service Announcements 4 Background Information 4 Contact Information 6 Submission Form
Preschool and Kindergarten The SunSense Program is created and distributed by: The material in this publication may be copied or reproduced without permission; however, the following citation must be used:
American Academy of Dermatology SHADE STRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM APPLY FOR A SHADE STRUCTURE GRANT Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Dermatology s (Academy) Shade Structure Grant Program.
O B S E R V A T O R Y S O U T H W E S T P U B L I C H E A L T H Healthier behaviour outcome: Skin Cancer Awareness and Early Diagnosis This information sheet provides your school with suggestions to support
As the Sun Burns Supplemental science materials for grades 2-4 These supplemental curriculum materials are sponsored by the Standford SOLAR (Solar On-Line Activity Resources) Center. In conjunction with
Sunshine on My Shoulders Description Learners conduct simple experiments to find out what makes mystery beads change color outdoors. They discover that invisible rays of UV (ultraviolet) light cause the
Solar Matters II Teacher Page UV Beads With Sunscreen Student Objective will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing
Slide 1 Skin Cancer American Cancer Society Reviewed February 2016 Slide 2 What we ll be talking about How common is skin cancer? What is skin cancer? The 2 main types of skin cancer Causes of skin cancer
American Academy of Dermatology SHADE STRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM APPLY FOR A SHADE STRUCTURE GRANT Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Dermatology s (Academy) Shade Structure Grant Program.
Edited Why is sun protection at school important? Dr Judith Galtry, Skin Cancer Control Advisor, Cancer Society of New Zealand Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. We have one of the highest
As the Sun Burns Supplemental science materials for grades 5-8 These supplemental curriculum materials are sponsored by the Standford SOLAR (Solar On-Line Activity Resources) Center. In conjunction with
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov Public Outreach - Make and Take Activities What You ll Need UV detectors a.k.a. UV beads. These can be ordered inexpensively from http://www.teachersource.com container or covering
National Institute on Aging AgePage Skin Care And Aging Cynthia had always been proud of her skin, especially her summer tan. But as she grew older, she saw she was getting more fine lines and wrinkles.
about Why You Should Know Melanoma Why You Should Know about Melanoma Each year, more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. This is the most common form of cancer. Of these, more than
Sun Safety Activities for Infants and Toddlers Infant & Toddler Activities Sun-safety education should be modeled and talked about while incorporating it into daily routines for infants and toddlers. Language
SKIN CANCER RISKS FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS Know the Facts What is skin cancer? The skin is the body s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury and infection, controls body temperature
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Safety April 2005 Compiled by Myung Chul Jo Environmental Health and Safety University of Nevada Reno Page 1 of 8 Table of Contents 1. UVRadiation 3 2. Common sources of UV radiation
Skin Cancer Risks in Transplant Recipients: Know the Facts What is skin cancer? The skin is the body s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury and infection, controls body temperature
MELANOMA IN SITU What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about melanoma in situ. It will tell you what it is, what causes it, what can be done about
12.3 DNA Replication Lesson Objectives Summarize the events of DNA replication. Compare DNA replication in prokaryotes with that of eukaryotes. Lesson Summary Copying the Code Each strand of the double
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation and Cancer Risk What is UV radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source. There are many types of radiation. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form
Healthy Living Questionnaire Self-assessment Before you begin, fold each sheet in half to conceal the answers to the questions on the right-hand side of the page. Look at the answers only after you have
And into the Shade Sun Safety Tips Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market Greene County Tami Olive Thompson NC Agromedicine Institute February 23, 2013 Image courtesy of smarnad/freedigitalphotos.net Understanding
082-3159 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION COMMISSIONERS: Jon Leibowitz, Chairman Pamela Jones Harbour William E. Kovacic J. Thomas Rosch In the Matter of ) ) INDOOR TANNING ASSOCIATION,
Your STAY SAFE IN THE SUN Sun Awareness Pack 2009 Attached you will find some resources which you can use freely. The posters and display material can be enlarged to A3 size using a printer/copier which
PHARMACY EDUCATION MODULE - SUN CARE Sun Care Advice in Pharmacy Welcome to the Sun Care pharmacy training module from Boston Healthcare Limited. This sun care section will provide you with useful information
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2003 SUN PROTECTION A Primary Teaching Resource WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATIO 2003 A Primary Teaching Resource WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Sun protection in schools:
DISCOVERY HEALTH MATTERS Spot skin cancer, stop skin cancer Vol 14 2013 Discovery Health Matters Discovery Health Matters is a layman s guide to important, but often misunderstood topics in healthcare.
Page 1 of 5 Prevention Checklist for Men Great progress has been made in cancer research, but we still don t understand exactly what causes most cancers. We do know that many factors put us at higher risk
TO INVESTIGATE THE PROTECTION OF SUNCREAMS AGAINST UV RAYS Aim: Our aim for this project is to collect data on the effectiveness of different sunscreens against UVA and UVB light, a) In natural sunlight
Guide to PUVA Therapy Elisabeth Richard, MD Light Therapy for Skin Disease lightandlaser.com 410-847-3700!1 OVERVIEW PUVA therapy consists of taking a medication called psoralen (pronounced soralen with
New York State Department of Health Tanning Facilities Program 2013 Tanning Facilities a public health regulatory program presented by the Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection Empire
Grades 9 to 12 Health Problems Series KidsHealth.org/classroom Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related Links Discussion Questions Activities for Students Reproducible Materials Sun exposure
Melanoma Information for you, your family, whänau and friends Published by the New Zealand Guidelines Group Contents About melanoma 1 What is melanoma? 2 What causes melanoma? 3 How can melanoma be prevented?
Treating your skin condition with narrowband ultraviolet B radiation (NB-UVB) Your doctor has referred you to the Dowling Day Treatment Centre for a course of narrow band ultraviolet treatment for your
A Coventry Health Care Newsletter Spring 2015 Iowa INSIDE THIS ISSUE Make sure you re covered for this season s fun in the sun Your privacy matters to us 2 6 Need help? Turn to our website When rules for
Masters Swimming WA HEALTH POLICY Tobacco Policy Masters Swimming WA recognises that smoke free environments protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke and contribute to reducing tobacco
Successful Solar Exposure Campaigns and Regulation of The Use of Sunbeds: The Australian Experience Terry Slevin Chair, National Skin Cancer Committee Chair, Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee
DISTRICT WELLNESS PROGRAM Code No. 507.1 The board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The school
BOWEN S DISEASE (SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN SITU) What are the aims of this leaflet? This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen s disease). It
Public Health Santé publique Objectives R Curriculum Resource Overview R Suggested Lesson Plans R Support Activities R Additional ottawa.ca/health Activities Kindergarten R Learning 613-580-6744 TTY: 613-580-9656
May Is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month What is Melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It begins in the cells of the skin called melanocytes. To understand melanoma, it
Skin Cancer and Outdoor Workers Guidance for safety representatives Background Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. The main cause is excessive exposure to the sun s harmful ultra violet
PreK to Grade 2 Personal Health Series KidsHealth.org/classroom The following activities will help your students plan a safe, healthy, and fun summer. Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related
Polaroid Eyewear News Webdesign and Engineering by Comartis GmbH http://www.polaroideyewear.com/index.htm [11/9/2000 10:19:00 PM] Technology Technology Discover the technology of the Polaroid polarizing
Staying Safe from Skin Cancer Types of Skin Cancer Actinic Keratosis Rough, red or pink scaly patches on sun-exposed areas of the skin Basal Cell Carcinoma Raised, pink, waxy bumps that may bleed following
Shade Guidelines The role of supportive environment becomes increasingly important as a potential trigger of healthy behaviour in everyday life, particularly in children. OTTAWA CHARTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION,
AND SKIN CANCER The Facts, Prevention and Early Detection Everything you need to know to enjoy the sun safely This booklet has been produced by national skin cancer charity Skcin The Karen Clifford Skin
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 2003 SUN PROTECTION AND SCHOOLS How to Make a Difference WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATIO 2003 How to Make a Difference WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Sun protection in schools:
United States EPA430-F-97-052 Environmental Protection June 1997 Agency 1EPA Air and Radiation (6205J) It s Your Choice Retrofitting Your Car s A/C System 2 Printed on paper that contains at least 20 percent
BLUERIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2650 Bronte Drive North Vancouver BC V7H 1M4 Telephone: 604 903 3250 Fax: 604 903 3251 Safe Arrival/Callback: 604 903 3252 blueridgea firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Families, We are
May 2016 LIFEGUARDING Sunday through Sunday* Weeknights 5 pm 9 pm Weekends 9:30 am 4 pm May 15 May 22* * Classes will NOT be held Monday or Tuesday nights. Ages 15 and up. $175 Class fee $50 Certification
DISTRICT WELLNESS PROGRAM The Board recognizes the relationship between student well-being and student achievement as well as the importance of a comprehensive district wellness program. Therefore, the
Come and have fun exploring art projects and discover your creativity! Your work may include ceramics, drawing, painting, paper mache, batik, collage, paper making, bookbinding, printmaking, sculpture,
Skin Cancer: The Facts Slide content provided by Loraine Marrett, Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario. Types of skin Cancer Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) most common
2016 dfc Leader-In-traInIng Camp Parent s handbook 1 Camp InformatION Purpose and Goals: The former Counselor-in-Training camp has been revamped into Leader-In-Training Camp starting in the summer of 2016.
State/National Statistics: Basic Epidemiology of Skin Cancer Presented by: Chris Johnson, MPH Epidemiologist, Cancer Data Registry of Idaho 4 th Annual Conference on Advancing Cancer Care Skin Cancer and
Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families Candice Ahwah-Gonzalez Safe Kids Worldwide GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers
Guide to Prevention of Heat Stress At Work WCB Website: www.wcb.pe.ca Toll free in Atlantic Canada: 1-800-237-5049 Feb, 2008 1 Prevention of Heat Stress at Work On Prince Edward Island illness from excess
Weather /Environmental Guidelines Time spent outdoors is an important part of the school day. It is difficult to set guidelines that fit every circumstance and condition in regards to outside activities.
in the Primary Program Common Understanding Research has shown that poor health affects children s learning. The effects of poor health include cognitive and social/emotional deficits, low scores on developmental
Building Healthy Communities: Engaging elementary schools through partnership 2015 2016 Request for Applications Applications due: March 2, 2015 More information can be found at bcbsm.com/buildhealth Engaging
Diseases, Disorders & Injuries Skin Cancer and Sunlight Does sunlight cause skin cancer? Are there different types of radiation in sunlight? How does sunlight affect the skin? What types of skin cancer
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information P.O. Box 2345 Rockville, MD 20847-2345 Order your free copies of materials that promote substance abuse prevention
Physical Activity in the Classroom Resources for the Regional School Health Taskforce Compiled April 2014 Making The Case Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work? (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY TIPS FOR COMPLYING WITH THE NEW YORK STATE SUN SAFETY LAW What is the New York State Public Employee Sun Safety Law? The New York
INTERPRETING UV READINGS Application Note 6 Vantage Pro2, Vantage VUE, Vantage Pro, and Health EnviroMonitor Systems Introduction Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause health damage in many ways: to the