This summer stay Sunsmart . . .
The Cancer Society wants you to stay Sunsmart this summer. Everyone needs sun protection. Episodes of sunburn are related to the development of skin cancer. Sun protection is recommended from September until the end of March, especially between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV Index is 3 or more – check www.metservice.com for the latest updates. Don’t be fooled by cooler cloudy days: dangerous UV rays penetrate cloud cover and can burn you just as easily. This summer remember to;
Slip on clothing and seek shade: make use of natural shade and wear tops with collars and sleeves and knee-length shorts and skirts where possible.
Slap on a hat: wide-brimmed, bucket and legionnaire’s hats are recommended; peaked caps don’t offer full head and neck protection.
Slop on sunscreen liberally, ideally SPF30+. Have a safe and fun Sunsmart summer this year!