The City of Boston Makes Applying Sunscreen Outdoors Top-of-Mind

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 3, 2015
References: mfne.org & psfk
Applying sunscreen is usually an afterthought for people in public that results in a nasty sunburn for those who don't have a bottle of sunblock handy. However, in a move to reduce long-term damage to skin, the city of Boston is installing sunscreen dispensaries at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to skin cancer organizations like the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change.

Although skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, it is also one of the most preventable when the proper precautions are taken.

By promoting public health at some of the city's most major parks, people of all ages in public have no excuse not to slap on a coat of sunscreen during a day of activities, in the same way that there are many dispensers for hand disinfectant at some of the busiest public places.