Being Safe in the Sun

I hope everyone had a safe and healthy Memorial Day.  I spent the weekend at a local music festival – three days of celebrating the music of Bob Dylan!  I have fair skin and played it safe – I applied and kept reapplying of sunscreen, wore a wide-brimmed hat, and stayed in the shade.  I can’t say the same for many of my other festival goers, because by day two there were quite a few attendees with noticeable sunburns.

According to the FDA “Studies show that exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Harmful rays from the sun—and from sunlamps and tanning beds—may also cause eye problems, weaken your immune system, and give you skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery” skin.”

Why take that risk?

Visit these links to learn how to be safe in the sun.

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, but play it safe and avoid a burn.

posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services

 

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This entry was posted in American Cancer Society, FDA, Federal Trad Commission, Kids Health, MedlinePlus, Melanoma, Skin cancer, Sun exposure, Sun Protective Clothing, Sun Safety, Sun Safety: Save Your Skin!, Sun Screen, The Burning Facts from the EPA. Bookmark the permalink.

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