Fun Summer Days – Eating Better and Getting Active – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts point out that summer is the time of the year when the sun’s intensity is greatest. Harrison Wein, editor of the NIH News in Health newsletter reports on how to protect yourself:
Wein: Use sunscreen. Now sunscreen can’t replace shade and protective clothing, but it may help prevent skin cancer and it can definitely prevent a very uncomfortable sunburn. So look for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor—that’s the SPF number you see on the label—of at least 15. 30 or higher will provide the most protection. Wear a hat, broad brimmed hat to shade your ears and neck if possible, and finally use sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Narrator: For more about sunscreen and protection from the summer sun, see the Fun Summer Days article online at newsinhealth.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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