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It's no small matter......the sun at the shore this time of year can be dangerous. Whether its a hole in the ozone or whatever, seeking a good tan can easily lead to a bad burn. We recommend you take heed of the following precautions.
The following steps have been recommended
by the American Academy of Dermatology
and the Skin Cancer Foundation
to help reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
- Minimize your exposure to the sun at midday and between the hours of 10:00AM and
- Apply sunscreen with at least a SPF-15 or higher, to all areas of the body which are
exposed to the sun.
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours, even on cloudy days. Reapply after swimming or
- Wear clothing that covers your body and shades your face.
- Avoid exposure to UV radiation from sunlamps or tanning parlors.
- Protect your children. Keep them from excessive sun exposure when the sun is strongest
(10:00AM and 3:00PM), and apply sunscreen liberally and frequently to children 6 months
of age and older.
- Do not use sunscreen on children under 6 months of age. Parents
with children under 6 months of age should severely limit their children's sun exposure.
- Always consult a physician with your questions concerning the health effects of UV
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