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Safety in the Sun

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Clothing and Hats

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When choosing clothing to wear in the sun, either at home or abroad, consider the following guidelines:


Common sites of skin damage and skin cancer are the neck, ears, temples, lips, face and nose.

Always remember to use other sun protection measures, such as shade, sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your face, as hats will not block out all UV rays.

When choosing a hat, look for:

NOTE: Baseball caps are not recommended as they do not adequately shade the cheeks, ears or neck.

NOTE: You can get sunburnt on a cloudy day. 80-85% of solar ultraviolet radiation can pass through cloud. Haze in the atmosphere can even increase your ultraviolet radiation exposure

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