Friday, June 29, 2007

Mr. Golden Sun

My family is planning a tubing trip down the Rainbow River this weekend. As a Floridian, we all certainly enjoy our time with the sun and fun. However, I decided I should brush up on some sun safety facts. Here are a few tips I picked up.

  • Children should wear a minimum SPF of 30, which should be applied liberally and frequently. Adults should wear a minimum SPF of 15.

  • Wear a broad rimmed hat and long sleeve clothing whenever possible to block the harmful effects of the sun.

  • You should limit your exposure to the sun during the strongest parts of the day, typically between 10 AM - 4 PM.

  • Artificial UV rays found in tanning salons can be just as damaging as outdoor sun exposure.

If you would like to read more about sun safety, check out the National Safety Council's website.

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