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Keep Your Cool and Sanity This Summer!
Date:5/29/2008

With 94 Percent of Families Participating in Outdoor Activities, OFF!(R)

Finds Ways to Keep Your Family Protected, Your Beauty Routine

Uninterrupted, and Your Outdoor Entertainment Flawless

RACINE, Wis., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans sure do know how to make the most out of their summers. According to the OFF!(R) PowerPad(R) survey(1), adults say they and/or their families plan to attend a barbeque (73 percent), watch fireworks (59 percent), attend outdoor concerts (33 percent), go to amusement parks (32 percent), or go camping (28 percent) this summer.

"As a family company, we know spending time outside during the summer months -- hanging out around the pool, hosting backyard barbecues, and playing at the park -- is a important part of family life," said Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Communication. "We want to help families and their friends enjoy this time together by providing them with ways to stay protected, maintain their beauty routines and entertain in their own backyards."

Summer Protection

Whether it's a long day at the beach or gardening in the backyard, an increase in outdoor activity shouldn't be at the expense of personal well being. Know how to get prepared and stay protected from everyday summer hazards.

-- Sun protection: 19 percent of adults believe getting a "base tan" will

help prevent sunburn if they plan to spend a lot of time in the sun.

The truth is that any change in skin color is a sign of damage from

ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It's important to have some protection

from the sun's rays. Always wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 15.

Look for brands that spray on and are both sweat and water resistant.

-- Beat the bugs. 25 percent of adults are most concerned about keeping

their families protected from insect-related (25 percent) mishaps like

stings, bites
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