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Sun Safety

Overexposure to the sun's rays affects people of all ages.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. UV radiation is the most important environmental factor in the development of skin cancer. With protective practices & behaviors this type of cancer can be prevented.
When possible avoid outdoor activities from 10am and 4pm when the sun's rays are the strongest. Always wear sunscreen with protection against both UVA & UVB with SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or higher. And remember to reapply after swimming, perspiring heavily or drying off with a towel.
Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 % of UVA & UVB radiation and don't forget about your lips. They need protection from the sun too. Wear a hat to protect other areas exposed to the sun such as the neck, ears, nose and scalp.


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