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SUN PROTECTION

TRAVEL SAFETY

 

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SUN PROTECTION

While people with lighter skin are more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer, UV exposure can raise skin cancer risk even without causing a sunburn.  Use these tips to keep your skin safe, every time you head outdoors this summer.  You can learn more about sun safety here.

  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure.  Reapply every two hours.

  • Wear a hat or visor to protect your face from the sun.  Stay hydrated.

  • Limit exposure to the sun, especially from 10am–4pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

  • When a sunburn is severe, accompanied by a headache, chills, or a fever, seek medical help right away.

TRAVEL SAFETY

Keeping yourself safe while traveling- whether by plane, train, or automobile- can be as easy as these simple tips:

  • Leave copies of your travel itinerary and important documents (such as ID, passport, or traveler’s checks) with a family member.

  • Make sure your phone is fully charged.

  • Check your car’s tires and fluids. 

  • Wait near other travelers.  Stay in well-lit areas.

  • Check as much baggage as possible to keep your hands free.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.  If you feel you are being followed or harassed, go the nearest occupied building or employee and ask for help.