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Keeping safe in the summer sun

19/07/2018

With highs of over 30 degrees, this summer has been a scorcher, and it's showing no signs of letting up.

Whilst this is a great time for enjoying outdoor activities, there are a few things that people don't take into account when preparing to enjoy their summer days.

Did you know, that not all sunglasses actually protect you from UV rays? and that it is still important people with darker skin tones to wear sunscreen for risk of skin cancer? Check out a few resources, to give to tips for the whole family to stay protected this summer!

  • Cbeebies have created an easy video for children to learn the importance of staying safe in the sun
  • Check out NHS Choices for a really comprehensive advice section on sun safety for all
  • Cancer UK also provide an excellent summary on this topic, icluding a myth buster for tanning!

We've also included a few tips on how to beat the heat! Have a look:

Healthwatch Tips on how to beat the heat this summer Part 2Healthwatch Tips on how to beat the heat this summer

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