Dr. Kristin Hook Shares The Importance of Allowing Students to Apply Sunscreen in Schools

Dr. Kristin Hook, Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology, was recently featured in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. In this featured article, Dr. Hook discussed the importance of allowing students to be able to apply sunscreen in schools without a doctors note. Many Minnesota schools currently require a note before a student can use sunscreen because it is considered an over-the-counter drug by the FDA. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow students to apply sunscreen without written permission from a doctor and currently, similar legislation has been passed in 18 states and pending in an additional 9.

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