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Sun Safety and Tips

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is approaching in sunny California which means getting out of the house to enjoy the warm weather.  Here are some facts on sun safety and tips on staying safe in the sun.

Facts on sun safety:

The sun can affect your eyes with UV radiation that can cause temporary injuries such as photokeratitis causing burning the skin-like tissues in your eyes and eyelids. 

The sun radiates light to the earth.  Different types of light are produced; such as infrared light, color light, and ultraviolet light.

UVA:  These types of rays cause skin aging, wrinkling, and contribute to skin cancer.

UVB: This type of ray is also dangerous.  They cause sunburns, cataracts, and can affect your immune system.

The sun is strongest between 11 AM to 4 PM.

Tips on staying safe in the sun:

Wear sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher. The larger the SPF the better and more protected you are!

Use sunglasses that have 10% UV protection to protect your eyes.  Wear protective clothing while spending a lot of time out in the sun such as hats and coverups.

Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and avoid heatstrokes is very important!

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