Text: S.Res.167 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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[S. Res. 167 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  1st Session
S. RES. 167

   Recognizing the importance of sun safety, and for other purposes.



                              June 9, 2005

    Mr. McCain (for himself and Mr. Sununu) submitted the following 
             resolution; which was considered and agreed to



   Recognizing the importance of sun safety, and for other purposes.

Whereas Americans of all ages cherish the pleasures of outdoor activities, and 
        too few recognize that overexposure to the sun and its ultraviolet 
        radiation, classified by the Department of Health and Human Services as 
        a known carcinogen, is the leading cause of skin cancer;
Whereas it is critically important to be safe in the sun because skin cancer is 
        the fastest growing cancer in our country today, affecting 1 in 5 
        Americans during their lifetimes and killing 1 person every hour of 
        every day;
Whereas more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the 
        United States this year, accounting for nearly half of all new cases of 
        cancer and exceeding the incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and colon 
        cancer combined;
Whereas most people receive approximately 80 percent of their lifetime sun 
        exposure by age 18, setting the stage for skin cancer later in life;
Whereas skin cancer is highly preventable by taking simple precautions when 
        engaged in outdoor activities;
Whereas research demonstrates that practicing good sun safety has the potential 
        to significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer;
Whereas the Sun Safety Alliance and its members have dedicated themselves to 
        promoting sun safety, eliminating skin cancer from excessive sun 
        exposure, and encouraging sun protection practices, especially among 
        children; and
Whereas the Sun Safety Alliance has designated the week of June 5, 2005, to June 
        11, 2005, as National Sun Safety Week: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) recognizes
                    (A) the importance of sun safety; and
                    (B) the need for school-based sun safety education 
            (2) encourages all Americans to protect themselves and 
        their children from the dangers of excessive sun exposure;
            (3) congratulates the Sun Safety Alliance for its efforts 
        to promote sun safety and prevent skin cancer; and
            (4) supports the goals and ideas of National Sun Safety 

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