‘Don’t Fry Day’ to Promote Awareness about Sun Damage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting this Friday as “Don’t Fry Day” to make people aware of the dangers caused by exposure to the sun. Sun exposure can damage the skin and even cause skin cancers such as melanoma.

With the summer season about to start in the US, many people will head outdoors to take part in summer activities. The EPA in association with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is offering useful tips to help people understand the risk of sun exposure and damage.

Tips to Avoid Sun Damage

  • Always wear a shirt.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
  • Wear sunglasses and hats to protect your face and eyes.
  • Seek a shady place whenever possible.
  • Check with your local UV index to know about the times when the sun’s UV rays are most intense.

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