by Christina

Sunscreen in Schools

April 26, 2017

As the subject of sunscreen in schools has taken front page news…Mott50 has a solution that achieves the end-goal without needing to address the controversy over sunscreen application on school-children!

The average t-shirt has a UPF of 5, whereas a UPF 50+ shirt offers maximum protection against UVA and UVB rays – this is greater protection than sunblock (and without any toxins). “Clothing is the best way to protect against the dangers of the sun, it doesn’t wash off, it maintains for the lifetime of the garment, and there is no need to reapply every two hours,” says Dr. Amy Brodsky, a Chicago-based dermatologist, and Founder of the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation.

Sun protection is now the #1 priority of the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime AND it is preventable. Congress has been lobbied to create a Resolution establishing official sun protection guidelines and educational policies. The result is Resolution 854, written by Senators Durbin & Reed, requiring the wide adoption of sun-safe clothes, among other sun-safety measures. The Resolution specifically promotes the use of sun-protective clothing and endeavors to make it the norm.