Although people may be aware of basic sun protection practices like applying sunscreen when spending time outside, many are unaware of just how dangerous UV rays actually are. As the Earth’s ozone layer has been depleted by the industries of modern man, our daily exposure to the sun’s damaging rays has dramatically increased.
A sunburn can happen even on a cloudy day, and concrete, sand, water and snow can reflect the sun’s UV rays up to 90%. People put on some sunscreen and think they are safe for the day. The longer you are out in the sun, the more UV rays you absorb. Think of children with their love of playgrounds, who are getting triple the sun exposure of adults, who are susceptible to developing skin
cancer even when very young.
More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US each year. When spending time in the sun, it is important to not only apply strong enough sun screen, but to also where protective clothing and to always have a sun shade for outdoor activities. Share this Infographic with your friends and family so everyone stays cool and safe.