Supervision Training: Preventing Drowning in Child Care
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Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50 - $1.33/application (fl. oz.)
Coppertone Water babies SPF 50 (lotion) - $1.14/application
Up & Up (Target) Sport Continuous Spray 30 - $0.87/application
(fl. oz.) Brand name changed
that one or more severe, blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence
can double the risk of skin cancer later in life.
Most people do
not apply enough sunscreen to achieve the claimed SPF; many apply only
0.5 to 1 mg/cm2, which would give a sunscreen with a labeled SPF of
15 a true SPF of 3 to 7. The average adult needs one ounce, a shot-glass
full, of sunscreen to cover exposed areas with sunscreen.
(formerly "waterproof") formulations maintain sunburn protection
for at least 80 minutes. Sweat-resistant formulations maintain sunburn
protection after up to 30 minutes of heavy perspiration. All sunscreen
products should be reapplied every 2 hours. Reapply, reapply,
30 minutes before the exposure (2 hours if using PABA-containing products).
Do not skimp. Reapply after swimming, toweling, sweating, or other activities
that may result in the washing away or removal of the sunscreen.
an SPF of at least 15 are recommended. Although, an SPF of 30 is not
twice as protective as an SPF of 15. An SPF of 15 protects from 93%
of the UVB radiation while an SPF of 30 provides 97% protection.
sunscreens are highly recommended. Many sunscreens do not protect
against UVA. Broad-spectrum sunscreens are currently available that
protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA radiation exposure has
been associated with skin cancer.
Up to 80% of the
UV rays pass through clouds. So it is necessary to wear sunscreen even
on overcast days. Snow, water and sand reflect the UV rays.
The FDA requires
sunscreen to be shelf stable (unopened) at original strength for three
years, unless otherwise noted on the bottle. However, opening the product,
or exposing it to heat from the sun or a warm storage space can cause
changes in the lotion that shorten its lifespan.
If you notice
any separation of the lotion or a change in consistency, throw it out
and get a new bottle.
The majority of
UV ray exposure during a person's life will be during childhood.
UV exposure is
cumulative. The radiation that a child receives will stay with them
of bug spray and sunscreen is controversial. In the application to children,
it is best to apply sunscreen to skin and lotions containing DEET (the
typical active ingredient in bug spray) to clothing. Lotions containing
bug spray and sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the SFP by 1/3.