The health unit provides information and resources on shade development, as well as information about the dangers of sun damage and how to protect yourself from skin cancer.
When it comes to the sun, being "sun safe" is the best way to avoid exposure to harmful rays from the sun, decrease skin damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer. So cover up, slap on some broad-spectrum sunscreen and feel cool in the shade.
Sun safety tips
- Reduce sun exposure especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Seek shade or create your own shade.
- Slip on clothing to cover your arms and legs.
- Slap on a wide brimmed hat.
- Slop on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
- Wear sunglasses that have both UVA and UVB protection.
- Keep babies under one year of age out of the direct sun.
- Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps - they are not safe.
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