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Sun Safety

Physical activity on a sunny hot day can be challenging. Have you ever experienced painful burning from sweat rolling into your eyes? Sweat beads may evaporate slower if you applied sunscreen.

Please be careful to apply sunscreen according to the package directions and always take note of the product's expiration date.

Choose a time to be physically active that is during the earlier hours of the day or the later hours in the evening.

Research has shown that most sun damage occurs during childhood. One bad sunburn can double your risk of skin cancer. Melanoma has been linked to sunburns in childhood. However, sunburns at any age increase your risk of skin cancer.

Wear a hat, go out in the sun before 10am or after 4 pm. Remember to apply sunscreen every day.

Click here for The Burning Facts about Sunscreen Use and Safety in the Sun.

Click here for The Burning Facts in Spanish.