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Texas School Bans Sunscreen

Texas School Bans Sunscreen, Leaving Kids Burned and Parents Upset

Is a school in Texas putting its students in danger? One mom believes so. Christy Riggs of San Antonio says a school policy resulted in her daughter getting sunburned during a school field trip. Riggs' daughter slathered on sunscreen before leaving, but the school's ban on sunscreen prevented her from reapplying throughout the day.

"When you have a school field trip or a field day which they're out there for an extended period of time, they should be allowed to carry sunscreen and reapply," Riggs tells a local news station. According to district officials, sunscreen is considered a toxic substance and, as a result, not allowed at school. Riggs, who recently lost her father to skin cancer, believes the ban is a bit ridiculous, especially given the availability of kid-friendly sunscreens.

"I'm not saying all children should be required to bring sunscreen," Riggs says. "But skin cancer is on the rise and reapplying at school shouldn't be an issue."

To see what administrators had to say about the sunscreen ban, read the full story on The Huffington Post.

Source: Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik

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