By: Ashley Crossman
As you know it's very important to protect young children in the sun. Here are some great tips and ways to protect your little one while having fun with the family. I surfed the web to find the best resources so you can save the time here's every I found:
First Site is a full study and write up from the U.S Environment Protection Agency and has some great info on smog safety as well. full pdf here: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/doc/summertime.pdf
Top Tips I found ready this study where:
Teach kids to Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap:
Slip on a shirt. Less skin exposed means less skin damage.
Slop on sunscreen. Twenty minutes before heading outside,
generously apply products of at least SPF 15, and re-apply
every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
Slap on a hat. Find a hat you like and wear it.
Wrap on sunglasses. Look for ones that block 99–100% of
UVA and UVB rays.
Know the day’s UV Index learn about the index in the pdf linked above. Or visit EPA’s UV Index Web Page
If you have a smart phone get the free UVI smartphone app from EPA at http://www.epa.gov/enviro/mobile/
To find the Air Quality Index visit EPA’s AIRNOW Web Page www.epa.gov/airnow/
Visit EPA’s EnviroFlash Web Page https://enviroflash.epa.gov & Sign up to receive the daily UV Index, Air Quality Index, and occasional UV Alerts directly by e-mail.
10 Tips for Sun Protection.
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