Even though this was for last week, the message is too important to be lost.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Even though this was for last week, the message is too important to be lost.
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Mon, 06-10-2013 - 5:17pm

June 2-8 is Sun Safety Week. Here are facts to help you keep safe in the sun and still have fun.

1/3:
Insect repellants reduce sunscreen’s SPF by up to 1/3, so you’ll need to increase your sunscreen’s SPF when using a combination.

99% to 100%:
Choose sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UV rays.

3:
On average, children get three times more UV exposure than adults.

2:
One blistering sunburn can double a child’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.

15:
Adults should use a sunscreen product with an SPF of at least 15.

30:
Children should use a sunscreen product with an SPF of at least 30.

Source: Sun Safety Alliance

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Registered: 01-03-2001

I absolutely agree with you Mary Frances! Thank you for sharing this.

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998

One unfortunate side effect to sun burn prevention is children, especially, and adults are lacking in Vitamin D. Vitamin D, which really isn't a vitamin but rather a hormone, is made by the sun. I would much rather take Vitamin D than be treated for skin cancer! It was my dermatologist who started me on Vitamin D and by endocrinologist increased it because I basically didn't have any.