EPA Earth Month Tip of the Day - April 2, 2011: Be the first to know... Protect yourself from sun overexposure!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:24.

Today's environmental tip: Protect yourself from sun overexposure! In summer, always apply sun block SPF 15 or more to protect your skin from solar UV radiation. Just five or more sunburns can really increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. so at the times, seek shade or wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt.

More information: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvalert.html
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/podcasts

en español: Protéjase de la exposición excesiva al sol! En el verano, siempre aplíquese la crema protectora con SPF 15 o más para proteger su piel de la radiación solar ultravioleta. Cinco o más quemaduras de sol pueden aumentar su riesgo de desarrollar cáncer de la piel. Los rayos del sol son más intensos entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. Durante esas horas busque la sombra o use ropa protectora como una camisa de manga larga.

Más información: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/es/preguntas.html
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/espanol/podcasts.htm

Want more tips? Visit EPA's Earth Day site to learn more about Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and what you can do to help protect human health and the environment.