SUMMER SAFETY!

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As this pandemic continues to impact our lives, summer plans will look differently then what we had planned. That said, there are still many different ways to be active and enjoy summer out in nature and in the sun.

If you do venture out this summer continue to stay safe and healthy. Make Sunscreen a part of your sun protection strategy. 

Did You Know? 

July is UV Safety MonthSunscreen can help lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent. 

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The rates of Skin Cancer (melanoma) have been increasing over the past few decades. The American Cancer Society’s estimates that in 2020 about 100,350 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the U.S. (about 60,190 in men and 40,160 in women)Anyone can get skin cancer, and damage from UV exposure builds up over time. That is why sun safety should be practiced.  

Take these steps to stay safe and healthy: 

  • Wear a mask and Sunscreen when outdoors 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer regularly. 
  • Use a tissue to cover your sneeze or cough, or when unavailable, cough or sneeze into your elbow. 
  • Avoid contact with those who are sick and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

 As we start to think about summer, planning a get away during this pandemic may bring unwanted stresses.  

Additional Sun Safety Resources