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Sunburned Kids at School: Who’s to Blame?

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

It was raining when her children left for school on Tuesday, so Jesse Michener did not slather them in sunscreen, even though she knew they’d be outdoors for field day later that afternoon. But the sun came out around noon and, when the kids came home, two of them were soseverely sunburned that they had to go to the hospital. 

“We’ve never done a field day at the school before,” Michener told Yahoo! Shine in an interview on Thursday. “They were outside for over five hours.” 

A freelance photographer, she posted pictures and described her daughter’s sunburns on her blog. “Two of my three children experienced significant sunburns. Like, hurts-to-look-at burns,” Michener wrote. “Violet is starting to blister on her face.” Both Violet, 11, and her sister, Zoe, 9, “have headaches, chills and pain” and had to stay home from school the next day. (Her youngest daughter, 7-year-old Eleanor, was also sunburned, but not badly.) The girls did not stay overnight at the hospital, and Michener said they are being treated at home with cool baths and over-the-counter pain medications.   [Read More...]

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