Our thanks to Nancy McHone (RN Educator; Cancer Program Coordinator — Covenant Cancer Treatment Center) for stopping by the Life 101.9 morning show to share how we can protect our children from the sun’s harmful rays.
Here are some key points we should keep in mind
- It’s important to put sunscreen on our children because damage done to their skin by the sun doesn’t show up until 20 – 30 years later
- Use sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays
- For average adults – use at least SPF 30
- For kids – use at least SPF 70 or higher
- Remember to reapply sunscreen
- Play in the shade
- Sunglasses that protect from both UVA and UVB rays
For additional information Nancy recommends www.SunSafetyforKids.com.