Are you safe in the sun?

This week is National Sun Safety Week as supported by the Sun Safety Alliance.

We thought this would be a good time to remind everyone to take the sun into consideration while working outside.

Sunburns are brutal. Not only are they painful, but they can have lasting effects on your skin and long-term health, too.

The Sun Safety Alliance ha provided some great literature for this week. We really love their sun safety tips. Give them a read. Do you practice some of these? All of them? None? Let us know!

  • Generously apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 which provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply at least every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sunbs rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Avoid tanning beds. UV light from tanning beds can lead to skin cancer and wrinkling. Consider using a sunless self-tanning product instead.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging UV rays, increasing your chance of sunburn.
  • Check UV, heat, and air quality indexes
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Remember to practice sun safety every day, all year long!
Generously apply sunscreen with
SPF of at least 15 which provides
broad-spectrum protection from both
UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply at least
every two hours and after swimming or
sweating.
b” Wear protective
clothing such as
long-sleeved shirts,
pants, a widebrimmed
hat and
sunglasses with UV
protection.
b” Seek shade when appropriate, remembering
that the sunbs rays are strongest
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
b” Avoid tanning beds. UV light from
tanning beds can lead to skin cancer
and wrinkling. Consider using a sunless
self-tanning product instead.
b” Use extra caution near water,
snow and sand as they reflect the
damaging UV rays, increasing your
chance of sunburn.
b” Check UV, heat, and air quality
indexes
b” Drink plenty of water
b” Remember to practice sun
safety every day, all year long!

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