UV Index is 10 (very high) today | Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, May 7

Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, May 7  from 8 a.m.-noon, in Primary Care Center dermatology. Appointment needed, call 800-223-9173

Sun!If you love to be outside in this beautiful, sunny spring weather, please be aware that excess exposure to UV radiation can cause lasting damage which may lead to skin cancer.Remember your sunblock, sunglasses and hat!

UVa Health System, Primary Care, Dermatology is offering a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 7.  It just might  save your life!

The UV Index Query for City: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

The UV Index forecast for Monday, April 25, 2011 is: 10

Look for Ultraviolet (UV) Index descriptions on:
http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html

Sun Protection Messages

VERY HIGH   8-10
Protection against sun damage is needed.

If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure.  A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade.

Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.