“As ozone depletion becomes more marked and as people around the world engage more
in sun seeking behavior, the risk of developing health complications from over-exposure to
UV (ULTAVIOLET) radiation is becoming a substantial public health concern.”-DR LEE JONG
-WOOK, FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANZATION.
- Limit your exposure during the midday hours between 10: 00 am and 4:00 pm, when UV radiation is particularly intense.
- Cover your arms and legs with tightly woven, loose fitting clothes.
- Wear a wide- brimmed hat to protect your eyes, ears, faces, and back of your neck.
- Try to stay in the shade.
- Never fall asleep in the sun.
- Be careful to protect babies and young children whose skin is particularly delicate.
- If you develop a mole, a freckle, or a sport that you are concerned about, sees your doctor.
- Use-and liberally reapply every two hours-a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15.
- Since sun beds and sunlamps use UV radiation, which may damage the skin, WHO recommends avoiding them.
- Good-quality , wraparound sunglasses, or sunglasses with side panels, that provide 99 to 100 percent UVA and UVB (categories of ultraviolet light) protection will greatly reduce the risk of the eye damage.