Rhode Island Department of Health to install over 50 new sunscreen dispensers at state beaches and parks

Sunscreen Dispenser
A file photo of a sunscreen dispenser. (WLNE-TV)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health will install over 50 new sunscreen dispensers at state parks and beaches this summer.

The Department of Health is installing the dispensers in an effort to prevent skin cancer.

“Offering complimentary sunscreen stations at our beautiful parks and beaches and Department of Corrections facilities is an important way we can help people of all ages protect themselves against skin cancer this summer,” said Gov. Dan McKee.

The new dispensers can be found at parks and beaches in Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Jamestown, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Coventry, Warren, and Westerly.

Sen. Jack Reed helped get the Sunscreen Innovation Act passed into law, which makes the dispensers available to the public, back in 2019.

“Offering free sunscreen at parks and beaches helps people protect themselves and means more people can safely enjoy the great outdoors,” Reed added.

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