UV Safety Month
4 Ways to Prevent UV Damage:
- Go for the shade - Avoid or limit sun exposure during the hours where the sun’s UV rays are most intense—between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing - Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants are ideal. Linens and thin cottons are probably the most comfortable fabrics during the warm summer months—as well as a broad-brimmed hat that shades the face, ears, and neck.
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen - Generously applying water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) value of at least 15 or higher to shield against sun-induced skin problems. The “broad spectrum” variety protects against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Tip: Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming and sweating, even if it’s labeled “water-resistant”.
- Pick up those stylish sunglasses - Effective sunglasses should block glare and 99 to 100% of UV rays and have a wraparound shape to protect the eyes from all angles.
- California Conference of Local Health Officers Policy Platform
- Healthcare Providers
- Disaster Healthcare Volunteers of California
- Prescription Discount Program - Now you can get cards online.