The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reminding the province's residents to protect themselves from the sun this summer. While the weather might be perfect for getting out and enjoying the outdoors, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can lead to skin damage and even cancer. Residents are advised to check their local forecast and take protective measures when the UV Index is 3 or higher.

Covering the skin with darker, light-weight clothing acts as a better defence than sunscreen. For skin not covered by clothing, broad-spectrum sun-screen of at least SPF 30 should be applied generously and regularly. You don't have to sacrifice style either and can protect your eyes and face by wearing tightly-woven hats and UV protected sunglasses. 


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