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Go On Adventures With Summer and Jake

Hi Everybody!

We’re Summer and Jake, and we want you to join us on our Adventures while staying safe in the sun! Being safe in the sun is really important! Check out these SunWise Action Steps:

  • Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30+ every 2 hours.
  • Avoid tanning and tanning beds.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and long sleeve shirts and pants.
  • Seek shade.
  • Get vitamin D safely.
  • Check the UV Index (Download the app from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
  • Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand.

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Fun Facts!

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Q: What factors effect the amount of UV radiation that reaches the Earth?

A: Ozone depletion, weather, and the seasons cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth.


Q: What does the UV Index do?

A: The UV Index tells you how much UV radiation reaches the Earth.


Q: What animal has natural built in protection like a hat?

A: The bumps over a camel’s eyes act like a hat.


Q: What reflective surfaces must you be careful of while outdoors?

A: Sand, Water, and Snow.


Q: Can UV radiation damage your skin even if you do not sunburn?

A: Yes.


Q: What time of day does the highest amount of UV rays reaching the ground?

A: Between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Q: When should you apply sunscreen?

A: Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors.


Q: What does SPF stand for?

A: Sun Protection Factor.


Q: The ozone layer forms a thin shield high up in the sky – what does this shield do?

A: It protects life on Earth from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.


Q: What animal uses mud as sunscreen?

A: Pigs.