In Texas, the limits of protection are being explored by a school system near San Antonio that banned a child from using sunscreen on a recent field trip because it’s “typically toxic”.
The child’s mother, Christy Riggs, is upset because skin cancer runs in her family; her father recently died because of it, KEYE TV reports.
The school department’s spokesperson says the department can’t run the risk of children sharing their sunscreen. “The could injest it; it’s really just a dangerous situation.”
If a child is to need sunscreen,the school district says, it’ll require a note from a doctor.