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Protect Yourself!

Cover up ...Wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses (UVA/UVB) and loose- fitting clothes covering as much of the body as possible (e.g. wear a t-shirt over your bathing suit).

Use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher. Apply 30 minutes before going outside and every 2 hours and after skin becomes wet from water or sweating. Sunscreen is not recommended for babies under the age of 6 months.

Look for shade.

Limit outdoor activities ...between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's harmful rays are the hottest.

Watch a Health Canada video on how to be sun safe.


Page Last Modified: Thursday, 05 September 2013.