The UV Index is celebrating its 25th birthday this year and the EPA’s UV Index app is celebrating its 10th.
By reducing your exposure to UV rays, you can decrease your chances of developing skin cancer, cataracts, and other eye damage. Remember these four tips to stay safe in the sun:
- SLIP on long-sleeved shirts to protect your skin and eyes from the sun
- SLOP on a broad-based spectrum SPF 15+ sunscreen and reapply often
- SLAP on a wide-brimmed hat
- WRAP on a pair of sunglasses with lenses that have both UVA and UVB protection
Click below for much more information including how to get and use UV Index apps.