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Protect Yourself From Harmful UV Rays

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Save your skin when the sun shines brightly. Check the sun exposure chart below to see how to protect your family.

UV Index 9+ Extreme 7 – 8 Very High 5 – 6 High 3 – 4 Medium 1 – 2 Low
Burning Time Without Protection Less than 15 min. 20 min. 25 min. 40 min. 60 min.
Steps to Take Avoid exposure. Wear clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and SPF 40 sunblock. Do not expose children. Try to stay in the shade. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and SPF 40 sunblock. Do not expose young children. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and SPF 25 sunblock. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and SPF 15 sunblock. Wear sunglasses and SPF 8 sunblock.
Recommended Sun Protection Factor (SPF) SPF 40 Every half hour SPF 40 Every hour SPF 25 Every hour SPF 15 Every hour SPF 8 Every hour

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