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Sun Safety

Sun Safety

Children playing in Outdoor Fountain at Vander Veer Park

Safety in the Sun

When days get longer and the weather gets warmer it means summer has arrived! With nicer weather, no matter what the season, many people enjoy outdoor activities exposing them to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Short term effects of UV include sunburn and tanning. However, long term effects of UV exposure include premature aging, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, not to mention increased risk of skin cancer and cataracts.

Scott County Health Department encourages all individuals and families to develop sun safe habits. Here are a few tips to block the sun, not the fun!

  • Apply sunscreen whenever you are outdoors, SPF 15 or higher
  • Wear UV protective sunglasses
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim
  • Seek shade at peak sun hours

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