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Maryland Health Officials Ease Summer Camp Sunscreen Policy

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Under the old guidelines, camp staff members were advised to limit touching campers as much as possible while applying sunscreen. The policy also restricted other campers from helping each other apply sun block.

Health officials say they recognize the guidelines may have caused some confusion. Published reports indicate the new policy only requires parents to give permission for sunscreen application by a staff member.

Clifford Mitchell, assistant health director for the state's Department of Environmental Health and Food Protection says the original guidelines were designed to protect children from inappropriate touching while guarding them from harmful sun exposure.

Mitchell also adds there were no existing cases of inappropriate contact which led to the regulations.

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