Protect Children Against Ultraviolet Rays

Help prevent skin cancer and premature aging by protecting
your children from the sun's harmful rays.

Here's what you can do:

* Get kids to cover up. Cover their head, neck and ears with
a broad-brimmed hat when they are playing outdoors. Give
them a T-shirt and long shorts to put over a bathing suit,
when they aren't swimming.

* Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB
rays with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
Apply the sunscreen 20 minutes before sun exposure and
re-apply every two to three hours - more often, if the kids
are sweating or swimming.

* Try to keep kids out of the direct sun from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., seeking out shade from trees and buildings.

Not only will your children enjoy the summer sun without
suffering sunburns but they will also be developing healthy
habits of their own.

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