Download: School prohibits sunscreen, calls it “toxic substance”
In this age of prohibiting items from school functions, add sunscreen to the list.
A parent in Texas became aware of the policy when her 10-year-old daughter returned from a field trip with a bad burn.
According to KSAT, a school spokesperson said sunscreen is considered a medication and a “toxic substance,” therefore children need a doctor’s note to have it.
The school was also concerned about allergic reactions and ingestion and said the lotion should be applied at home.
The parent argued on field trips, kids need to reapply.
The student in question also has a family history of skin cancer, KSAT reported.
The school said it reviews its policies every year and may revisit the sunscreen rules.