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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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News & Notices

DATE: Monday, May 13, 2019 TO: All Scott County, Iowa Property Owners RE: Board of Review – Extended Session – Federal Disaster Area Due to the recent record-setting flooding, on Saturday, May 10, 2019, the federal government declared Scott County, Iowa a federal disaster area. Per Iowa Code 441.37...
Posted: May 13, 2019
May 8, 2019 From: Public Information Officer, 563-484-3058 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississippi River Flooding – Flood Donation Center The Salvation Army will open a Flood Donation Center on Friday, May 10, 2019. The Flood Donation Center will be a location for individuals to donate items, and to...
Posted: May 8, 2019
Find updated flood resource information on this page. New FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance information added May 16, 2019.
Posted: May 8, 2019