Navigation Links
Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts
Date:7/16/2011

SATURDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- As you enjoy outdoor activities this summer, don't forget to keep sun safety in mind.

The sun on your skin may feel nice, but it brings certain risks. For example, people who had just one major sunburn when they were a child or teen have more than double the risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, later in life, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Dermatologists at the University of Michigan Health System offer the following tips:

  • Try to avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • If you do go out, try to stay in shade and wear protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher with ingredients that protect against both UVB and UVA. It takes about one ounce (a shot glass) worth of sunscreen to cover exposed areas of the body. Don't forget to cover your ears, nose and tops of your feet.
  • Apply a sunscreen lip balm.
  • Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before exposure to the sun. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more often if you're swimming, sweating or have toweled off.
  • Don't use sunscreen on babies aged 6 months or younger. Keep them out of direct sunlight and cover them with protective clothing and hats. Shade them with umbrellas or carrier/stroller covers.

More information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlines the health effects of sun overexposure.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, June 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 2010 HSR Impact Award recognizes surgical safety research
2. ADT Safety Tips: Personal Safety
3. ASGE recognizes 32 endoscopy units for quality and safety
4. Allegheny General Hospital Study Demonstrates Safety and Potential Efficacy of Oral Allergy Treatment
5. Fire Protection Online Resolves Safety Concerns with CO2 Fire Extinguishers
6. Medical Nurse Training, Inc. Partners With Healthcare Companies to Develop Corporate Branded, Accredited Programs for Patient/Bed Safety and Fall Prevention/Protection
7. PureSafety and EHS Today Launch Future Leaders in EHS
8. National Council on Aging Releases Survey on Medical Imaging Safety
9. New Safety Bath and Sill Mats Help Prevent Slip and Fall in Bathrooms - from Martinson-Nicholls
10. Sacred Heart Medical Center Cited for Violation of Safety Standards in H1N1 Prevention
11. Registered Nurses from Public Health - Seattle & King County Hold Informational Picket to Highlight Public Safety Concerns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Keep Sun Safety in Mind This Summer: Experts
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: