26th June 2012
Water fun and sun.
Time and again prominent health professionals have advised the public on how to protect children from the harmful rays of excess summer sun.
The Maltese Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate itself has advised keeping children out of direct sunlight between 11am and 4pm. (Infants younger than 18 months should be kept out of the sun altogether).
Celebrities for Kids is therefore concerned that the recently opened Water Park in Bugibba is advertising opening times of between 10am and 7pm. These opening times encourage children to play in the sun in the harmful early afternoon hours. Whilst welcoming the concept of safe exercise parks for our children, CfK urges the relevant authorities to reconsider the water park’s opening times, to allow children to utilize the park at safer times of the day.
In the coming days CfK will be launching an educational campaign centered on how best to protect children from too much sun.
Chris Fearne | Chairperson – Celebrities for Kids | email@example.com