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Sun Safety

Having fun and staying safe in the sun is easy when you take steps to limit your exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Exposure to UVR can increase your risk of premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, eye damage and skin cancer.

Follow these simple ways to protect your skin from UVR:

  • Time of day: Limit time in the sun when the UV index is three or higher, usually between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Shade: Seek shade or make shade by using an umbrella, a UV protective tent or a pop-up shade shelter
  • Cover up: Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible or UV-protective clothing. Wear a hat that protects your head, neck and ears
  • Sunscreen: Apply plenty of sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled “broad spectrum” and “water resistant”. Use a sunscreen lip balm. Sunscreen may be used on babies over six months of age
  • Sunglasses: Wear close fitting/wrap-around sun glasses with UV 400 or 100 per cent UV protection
  • Don’t use indoor tanningbeds: Avoid tanning equipment because it emits high intensity UVR
  • Check your skin: Be familiar with your own skin so you can recognize changes and see your Health Care Provider when necessary

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. The rate of skin cancer in Canada is increasing, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer.




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