'Sun Safe' Study: Children Seek Shade if Available

August 12, 2014

A new study by the founder of Sun Safe Soccer reveals nearly two-thirds of children will use shade tents during soccer breaks without any prompting from coaches.

The study, published in JAMA Dermatology, was conducted by Ian Maher, M.D., who developed the Sun Safe Soccer skin cancer prevention program for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Maher said, "This study reinforces that shade structures are a worthwhile investment to protect young athletes against excessive UV exposure during outdoor sports activity. If you provide shade structures, the kids will use them."

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