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Sun Safety

Myth: People look healthier when they have a tan.
Fact: There is no such thing as a healthy tan.  The sun can cause wrinkles, spots, sagging, premature aging, and skin cancer.

Myth: Only people with fair skin are at risk for skin cancer.
Fact: Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, no matter what color your skin is.

Myth: Getting a tan at a tanning salon is safer than tanning in the sun.
Fact: UV(Ultraviolet) exposure from tanning beds is just as harmful to skin as outdoor sun exposure.

Myth: People need to apply sunscreen only once and only when they are outdoors on sunny days.
Fact: Re-apply a generous amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days.

Myth: Sunburns are not harmful to your skin.
Fact: Repeated sunburns can lead to future skin cancers.

Myth: A person needs to be in the sun for a long time for the body to make vitamin D.
Fact: Only ten minutes of sunlight a day is needed for the body to manufacture all the vitamin D a person needs.

Myth: Only adults need to protect their skin from the sun’s rays.
Fact: Too much sun exposure in youth can lead to developing skin cancer later in life.  


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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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