LIMIT SUN: Avoid too much time
in the sun between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunburn can happen in as little as
SEEK SHADE: But remember, trees,
umbrellas and canopies only protect
WATCH REFLECTIONS: Ultraviolet
(UV) rays can reflect off water,
concrete and other surfaces.
WEAR A HAT: Protect your eyes,
ears, face and neck with a wide
PROTECT YOUR EYES: Wear
sunglasses and prescription
glasses with 99 per cent to
100 per cent UV-A/B protection.
DRESS UP: Wear loose-fitting
clothes over as much of your body
as possible. SPF (sun protection
factor) clothing offers even
STAY HYDRATED: Bring water and
drink often to prevent dehydration.
PUT ON SUNSCREEN: Before going
outside, put on broad spectrum,
water-resistant sunscreen that’s at
least 30 SPF. Reapply every two
hours, especially if you’re swimming
or perspiring heavily.
PROTECT THE KIDS: Keep babies
younger than six months out of
direct sunlight and dress them
in hats and protective clothing.
For babies over six months, use
sunscreen and protective clothing.
FOOT WEAR: Make sure you
have the right shoes your activity.
Flip flops are good for the beach;
hiking boots are good for the
CHECK FOR TICKS: After time in
grassy or wooded areas, check
yourself, your kids and your dog for
ticks that may cause Lyme disease.
FIGHT THE BITE: Avoid West
Nile virus with a hat, pants and
a long-sleeved, light-coloured shirt.
Use insect repellent with DEET
and consider staying in at dawn
and dusk when mosquitoes are