Sunday, January 31, 2016

Swedish schoolyards be UV-proofed – Vasterbotten Courier

Trees with large crowns, fixed sunscreen and other construction variants may be the solution for Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) gets its will to UV safe country schoolyards, writes Dagens Nyheter.

Skin cancer is the cancer that is growing fastest in Sweden and the SSM has been commissioned by the Government has drawn up proposals for measures for the next three years.

– We have realized that more information is not enough. Now we want to work with multiple tracks, one being that it should be easy to do right. Therefore we want all school grounds for pre-school children and students up to twelve years shall be UV proof, says Hélène Asp, Head of the Department of Radiation on SSM, DN.

According to the proposal is to establish a national regulatory program to be used by municipal inspectors in reviewing the school yards.

– schools and kindergartens which may fail to get injunctions to the environment must be addressed, says Hélène Asp.


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