•UV rays are weakest before 11 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Plan activities during these times.
•Skin does not have to feel hot to get burned, so protect yourself even on cloudy days.
•Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater, and apply at least 20-30 minutes before going outside.
•Wear UVA/UVB protective sunglasses, and a hat.
•Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and juice. Alcohol consumption may cause dehydration.
•Protect your arms and legs with loose fitting, tightly woven cotton clothing.
•Stay indoors during extremely hot temperatures.
The following is an excerpt taken from the article, “Summer Safety Tips”. For more information please visit www.healthvermont.gov.