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Prevention Strategies

Sun Safety is the practice of taking simple steps to reduce overexposure to UV rays while still enjoying the outdoors. Everyone in the family can practice sun safety. This section reviews the nine sun safe solutions adapted from the CDC's Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer. Consider which solutions will be most effective in making your home and family sun safe. Sun safe lifestyle habits come in many forms. Keep this in mind as you explore the various prevention strategies you can take to encourage sun safe behaviors for your family:

Policy

Know Your Risk
Understand your risk of sun damage. more>>>

Cover Up

Cover Up
Actively encourage all members of your family to cover up outdoors. Discover useful information on what makes hats, cover-up clothing, and sunglasses sun protective. more>>>

Sunscreen

Sunscreen
Get information on how sunscreens work to protect your family as well as helpful hints for properly using sunscreens to protect yourself and your family. more>>>

Shade

Shade
Discover ways to make your yard a sun safe playground with shade. Learn how shade can be incorporated in a number of ways to keep your family out of the sun without sacrificing fun. more>>>

Scheduling

Scheduling
Try to creatively minimize the amount of time family members spend outdoors during peak sun intensity hours, without forfeiting physical activity. more>>>

Education

Education
Incorporate sun safety education into your families daily routine.. more>>>

Family Involvement

Family Involvement
Family involvement can be one of the most effective ways for ensuring sun safety. more>>>

Not Tanning

Not Tanning
Help your family realize the dangers and potential hazards of indoor and outdoor tanning. Remember: there is no such thing as a healthy tan! more>>>

Health Services

Check the Current UV Index
And know your potential risk before starting each day. more>>>

5 Signs of Skin Cancer Other Than a New Mole
While it's important to know the guidelines for identifying ... more>>>

Schools & Their Sunscreen Rules
News reports are full of stories about kids who come home blister... more>>>

Indoor tanning's popularity among teens going down, CDC says
Two new studies released by the CDC looked at the prevalence of ... more>>>

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