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Have Fun in the Sun With These Safety Tips

Planning for summer vacations and adventures can be exciting, but make sure sunburn doesn’t ruin the fun. Be sure to seek shade, wear hats and sunglasses, and apply sunscreen correctly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants to make sure that your family is safe and protected while they’re outdoors with these tips and tricks to preventing sunburn.

Stay safe with these sun tips.

Sun Safety at School

As the temperatures rise, it is important that students drink plenty of water and dress appropriately for the heat. Water bottles are encouraged.  Students are also able to wear sunglasses, hats or other sun-protective wear while outdoors and are allowed to possess and use sunscreen on school property without a prescription (FS 962(m)). Students are encouraged to apply sunscreen before going to school, and may self-apply it prior to going outdoors. Using sunscreen wipes is recommended for easy application.

Spring is Here – Sun Protection

The upcoming spring weather means an increase in exposure to the sun. It can take only 15 minutes for ultraviolet (UV) rays to damage your child’s skin. Use the Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s sun safety resource to get quick prevention tips that can keep your family healthy and safe during the warmer months.

Sun Protection Safety: Infants

sun safety infants

Before you head to the beach  with your kids, don’t forget the sunscreen. But is sunscreen lotion right for all children?

Babies have sensitive skin, and the chemicals in sunscreen may put them at risk for side effects. Get sun safety tips on how to protect your infant from the sun.

 

June Family Health Celebrations

Raise awareness of the importance of sun safe activities

National Safety Month
Join the National Safety Council as they work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay SafeForLife.  National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.