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Got sunscreen? A sunbather on the Boston Common, one of the city parks that will offer dispensers of free sunscreen. (Alonso Javier Torres/ Flickr Creative Commons)
Got sunscreen? A sunbather on the Boston Common, one of the city parks that will offer dispensers of free sunscreen. (Alonso Javier Torres/ Flickr Creative Commons)

If you’re on the Boston Common this week, you might notice some new bright yellow fixtures that are now part of the landscape.

They’re sunscreen dispensers, part of a new city pilot project that’s offering free organic sunscreen in five of the city’s parks.

And if it works out, the city may put dispensers in all of its parks and playgrounds — more than 200 of them.

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Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog and podcast, "The Checkup." She tweets @commonhealth.

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CommonHealth: Note From A Civilized City: Boston Parks To Offer Dispensers Of Free Sunscreen

  • "In winter, season of germs, we can turn for a squirt of protection to the multitudes of handy sanitizer dispensers that have cropped up everywhere over the last few years, from gyms to workplaces to public buildings."

This segment aired on June 29, 2015.

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