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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 323

    Supporting State, local, and community initiatives to encourage 
parents, teachers, camp counselors, and childcare professionals to take 
     measures to prevent sunburns in the minors they care for, and 
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that State, local, 
 and community entities should continue to support efforts to curb the 
  incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 15, 2019

Mr. Joyce of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, 
   Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Brownley of 
       California, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. 
 Krishnamoorthi, and Ms. Sanchez) submitted the following resolution; 
  which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in 
 addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                               RESOLUTION


 
    Supporting State, local, and community initiatives to encourage 
parents, teachers, camp counselors, and childcare professionals to take 
     measures to prevent sunburns in the minors they care for, and 
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that State, local, 
 and community entities should continue to support efforts to curb the 
  incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection.

Whereas increasing intermittent sun exposure in childhood and during one's 
        lifetime is associated with an increased risk of squamous cell 
        carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma;
Whereas even one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly 
        double a person's chance of developing melanoma later in life, while 
        five or more blistering sunburns in late adolescence increases one's 
        melanoma risk by 80 percent and nonmelanoma risk by 68 percent;
Whereas because sunscreen is an over-the-counter drug, sunscreen is not allowed 
        in many schools without physician authorization;
Whereas in these cases, sunscreen is usually required to be stored in a locked 
        cabinet in the nurse's office;
Whereas sunscreens that meet FDA standards can be used safely without consulting 
        a health care professional when used as directed; and
Whereas research shows that broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, when 
        used as directed with other skin protection measures, can prevent 
        sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature aging: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports Federal, State, and local efforts to exempt 
        sunscreen from over-the-counter medication bans in schools and 
        encourages all schools to allow students to possess sunscreen 
        at school without restriction and without requiring physician 
        authorization;
            (2) encourages State, local, and community entities, 
        including schools and summer camps, to develop policies that 
        provide for the use of and access to sunscreen and articles of 
        sun-protective clothing; and
            (3) supports initiatives and efforts to encourage 
        physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, 
        through pediatric wellness exams and other opportunities, to 
        educate parents and their children about sun-safe behaviors, 
        including instructions on how to apply sunscreen and 
        effectively wear comprehensive sun-protective clothing.
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