Posted on 7/1/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
July is UV Safety Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness on the importance of protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects on the sun’s UV rays. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined. In Florida, Jefferson County has the 7th highest rate of melanoma diagnoses among all counties in the U.S. Which is 135% higher than the national average from 2002-2006, according to the EPA. Taking steps to avoid sun damage and skin cancer can be easy if you follow these safety guidelines:
Seek shade when between 10 am to 4 pm, as the sun's glare is the most intense within those hours.
If you are planning an outdoor activity, bring an umbrella or tent to protect your skin from burning in the sun.
Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, and especially ...
Posted on 8/14/2014 10:36 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Protect yourself from the damaging effects of the Sun's UV rays.