May 29,

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

The health risks and the development of skin cancers  from overexposure to the sun (UV Radiation) are largely preventable.

Using a combination of five steps you can protect yourself against sun damage.

  1. Slip on some sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible
  2. Slop on SPF 30+ sunscreen – make sure it is broad spectrum and water resistant. Apply 20 minutes before you go outdoors and reapply every two hours
  3. Slap on a hat that protects your face, head, neck and ears
  4. Seek shade
  5. Slide on some sunglasses – make sure they are CSA approved

Avoid sun exposure between 11 am and 4pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

This video encourages parents and families to make sun protection a priority since sun exposure in childhood is a significant risk factor for melanoma. In #newfamilyrule, we talk candidly with real kids about family rules and who makes them. When it’s revealed that protecting their skin in the sun is not top of mind, we urge parents to make sun protection their #newfamilyrule.

Check out the “NEW FAMILY RULE” video

Last modified on Dec 14, 2016