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Resources for ACS National Chemistry Week 2004: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Health and Wellness.

Preventing Skin Cancer: Electronic Resources

This is a collection of electronic resources (websites, software, etc.) about preventing skin cancer. A separate collection of Print Resources is also available.

Key: E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public

Starting Points

Choose Your Cover, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (E, I)

URL: http://www.cdc.gov/chooseyourcover
Skin Disorders and Diseases: Kids' Connection, from the American Academy of Dermatology. (E, I)

URL: http://www.aad.org/Kids/skinIndex.html
American Academy of Dermatology - Kids' Connection > Sun Safety 101, from the American Academy of Dermatology. (E, I)
It's okay to have fun playing in the sun as long as you protect yourself. How do you do it?
URL: http://www.aad.org/Kids/sunsafety.html
Choose Your Cover, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (E, I)
From a 5-year campaign emphasizing that young people can have fun outdoors while still protecting their skin from the Sun. Other CDC links can be found at the page of the Skin Cancer Primary Prevention and Education Initiative (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/index.html).
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/chooseyourcover
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, (G)
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is comprised of 30 organizations whose staffs have experience, expertise, and knowledge in the area of disease prevention and education.
URL: http://www.skincancerprevention.org/index.html
The Skin Cancer Foundation - Children's Page, from the Skin Cancer Foundation. (E, I, HS)
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only national and international organization that is concerned exclusively with the world's most common malignancy -- cancer of the skin. The Foundation is committed to educating parents, other caregivers and children about protecting themselves against the harmful rays of the sun all year round. The earlier that children learn these lessons, the better, since people receive most of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18. The more that children are exposed to the sun, the greater their chances of permanent skin damage and even skin cancer.
URL: http://www.skincancer.org/children/index.php
Skin Cancer Module: Practice Exercises, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (I, HS)
Part of the EXCITE (Exellence in Curriculum Integration Through Teaching Epidemiology) Science Olympiad, this module was developed for students to learn more about skin cancer and epidemiology for the 2002 National Science Olympiad, Disease Detective Section. In addition to the Science Olympiad, these materials have multiple potential applications for biology, other science, and health education purposes in the classrooms of high schools and possibly some middle schools.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/excite/skincancer/index.htm
Skin Cancer Prevention and Control, from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Pomotion. ((G))
Providing leadership for nationwide efforts to reduce illness and death caused by skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. The focus of these efforts is education and prevention.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/index.htm
Skin Disorders and Diseases: Kids' Connection, from the American Academy of Dermatology. (E, I)
American Academy of Dermatology's site covers topics from birthmarks to bites and stings, and athlete's foot to playing it safe in the Sun. Key sections are The ABCDs of Skin Cancer, and Sun Safety 101.
URL: http://www.aad.org/Kids/skinIndex.html
The SunSafe Project, from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Medical School. (P, E)
Appealing, easy to use materials, all promoting sun protection for children, are available free of charge to download and copy. Categories include: Elementary School Curricular Materials, Child Care/Preschool Curricular Materials, and a Medical Practice Manual.
URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sunsafe/
Sun Safety - Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer, from the American Cancer Society. (G)
A sunburn will fade, but damage to deeper layers of skin remains and can eventually cause cancer. That's why sun-safe habits should begin in childhood and last a lifetime.
URL: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/PED_7.asp?sitearea=PED
SunSmart Campaign, from the Anti-Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia. (G)
This web site provides sun protection advice to many groups within the community.
URL: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/
Sun Safety Alliance, (G)
The Sun Safety AllianceTM (SSA) is being established as a nonprofit coalition dedicated to the task of reducing the incidence of skin cancer in America by motivating people to actively adopt and practice safe sun protection. The SSA's founding members are the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Coppertone® Suncare Products.
URL: http://sunsafetyalliance.org/
SunWise School Program, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (E, I, HS)
The SunWise Program is an environmental and health education program that aims to teach the public how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-based, school-based, and community-based components.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/
UV Index, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (G)
Zip code searchable UV Index that is updated daily.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html
What You Need to Know About Melanoma, from the National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.
URL: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/melanoma
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer, from the National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer.
URL: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/skin/page1
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