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Wearing a hat during the heat of the day can protect you from harmful UV rays.Ultraviolet or UV rays have been found to cause nearly 90% of skin cancers. Experts say even five sunburns in your life increases your risk for skin cancer.

In addition to damaging your skin, over-exposure to UV rays can damage your immune system, your eyes/vision, and even affect your hair.

Here are some tips for avoiding UV rays:

  • Slip on a shirt during 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when UV light is the strongest
  • Wear a hat
  • Always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.

Learn more about sun safety.