6 Tips for Summer Sun Safety Month
Summer Sun Safety Month is observed in August in the United States. It’s the time of year when people spend more time outdoors.
While enjoying the sun this summer, remember there are ways you can protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from sunlight. Keeping these few tips in mind should help to make summer safer!
- COVER YOUR HEAD – Protect your head, ears, face and neck with the shade of a wide-brimmed hat constructed of a tightly woven fabric like canvas.
- USE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING – The best way to protect your skin from sun damage is to cover it with clothing, including a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt and long pants made of a tightly woven fabric.
- USE SUNGLASSES – Protect your eyes by wearing wraparound sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
- USE SUNSCREEN – Before going outside, always apply a waterproof, broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 to 30.
- DRINK MORE WATER – Be sure to stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
- STAY IN SHADE – Seek shade underneath a shelter, umbrella or tree, especially during the mid-day hours.
Be Safe in the Sun
Learn more about the damaging effects that too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have on the skin. You’ll also find tips to help you protect yourself and your family from getting too much sun. (https://www.cancer.org/healthy/be-safe-in-sun.html)