- UV rays are still hazardous on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days so make sure to apply sunscreen.
- The hours between 10am and 4 pm are the most hazardous for UV exposure
- Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours or more—especially if you’re surfing or swimming
- There’s no such thing as all-day protection, even if your sunscreen is waterproof
- Grab a hat and sunglasses…don’t underestimate their protection
- Be aware that surfaces such as sand, water, concrete and snow reflect up to 85 percent of damaging UV rays; 80 percent can pass through cloud cover, haze and fog
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A FEW FACTS ABOUT SUN:
- Fact: It takes only one severe burn during childhood to double the risk of skin cancer in adulthood.
- Fact: Ninety percent of wrinkles are caused by the sun and just ten percent by aging.
- Fact: A thin, white cotton shirt has a sun protection factor of only about 7.
- Fact: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime
- Fact: More than 2 people die of melanoma every hour