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How To Protect Against The Effects Of The Sun


There are many inexpensive methods to protect your skin from the sun.

  • The simplest is to stay out of the sun - particularly during the middle of the day when the rays are strongest.
  • A variety of protective items that you can wear or carry include:
    • Hats
    • Long sleeve shirts
    • Sun protective clothing which has a UPF factor of 30 or more (which blocks 97% of the sun's UV rays)
    • Umbrellas
    • Sun glasses
  • You can apply a sunscreen. For example, sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 provides 93 percent protection from ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  An SPF of 50 provides 98 percent protection. To learn about sunscreen and SPF go to the Consumer Reports website: offsite link
  • You can protect yourself indoors with the following techniques:
    • Awnings
    • Canopies
    • Film you can put on a window
    • Protective glass

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