Thank you Mary Agnes from PA, for this wonderful submission.
This is a perfect complement to our newest video for 2016, “Playground Safety”. (http://melanomafoundation.com/richard-david-kann-melanoma-foundation-videos/) “Not only are children exposed to the sun’s rays from above, but some playground equipment may be made of metal or have a reflective surface that can increase this exposure. It is important to “Play it Safe” in the sun this summer, and remember to follow all the SunSmart Rules!

Playing outdoors, whether at home or at a playground, can be a lot of fun for kids. Often, children can easily spend hours out in the sun. While this is of great benefit in terms of physical fitness, the lengthy amount of time spent in the sun can be damaging as well. Not only are children exposed to the sun’s rays from above, but some playground equipment may be made of metal or have a reflective surface that can increase this exposure. The use of sunscreen is important to prevent children from suffering the negative effects of the sun. However, parents should understand why this is important and what other measures can help keep their children protected while they play.” …

More at: AAA State of Play

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