This sum­mer stay Sun­smart . . .

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

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!

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