What Are Proper Precautions?
Preventing skin cancer and eye damage. Skin cancer is increasing faster than any other form of cancer, with over 1 million new cases predicted to occur in the U.S. this year.
- Listen to the UV Index reports.
- Minimize sun exposure at midday (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Avoid sunlamps, tanning beds and tanning parlors.
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor-15 or higher and reapply every 2 hours.
- Wear protective, tightly-woven clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Children who will not wear sunglasses should wear a hat with a wide brim.
- Protect children by keeping them indoors between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and by applying sunscreen to children older than 6 months. Children under the age of 6 months should be kept out of the sun.