Protect Yourself in the Sun
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The Cancer Society Recommends that you
- Choose a garment that provides good body coverage. For example a shirt with collar and long sleeves can make a big difference in your overall exposure.
- Wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen of at least SPF 15 to all exposed skin.
- Take particular care to reduce your sunlight exposure between 10 am and 3 pm, even on cool or cloudy days.
UPF- what does it mean?
UV is found in sunlight, overexposure to it can cause painful sunburns and blistering, over many years it can cause more serious health problems such as skin cancer or cataracts. The Cancer Society recommends minimizing exposure by wearing garments designed for sun protection such as those made of fabrics with high UPF ratings and applying sunscreen on all exposed area of the body.
UPF ratings are used to tell how well a fabric can protect your skin from solar UV with 15 UPF the lowest at 94% of UV blocked to 50+ UPF at 98% UV blocked.
*Based on fabric UPF rating of 50+
Don’t forget to wear sunglasses and sunscreen.