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Research Article| Volume 27, ISSUE 3, P233-242, June 2012

Skin Protection for (SPF) Kids Program

Published:March 14, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2011.01.031
      Skin cancer is increasing faster than any other cancer in the United States. Individuals who have had excessive sun exposure during childhood and adolescence set the stage for the development of skin cancers later in life. In 2009, there were more than 1 million newly diagnosed cases of skin cancer in the United States. This primary prevention program combined the guidelines in the literature resulting in a unique evidence-based program for teachers and informational guidelines for parents. These guidelines were used in classrooms and at home, supporting intervention among school-age children, specifically those in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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