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! Even when the weather is cool, you need sun protection.
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The UV Index forecast for Friday, April 18, 2014 is: 6
Look for Ultraviolet (UV) Index descriptions on:
HIGH 6-7 Protection against sun damage is needed.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses,
use sunscreen SPF 30+ and wear a
long-sleeved shirt and pants when practical.
Reduce your exposure to the sunï¿½s most
intense UV radiation by seeking shade
during midday hours.
Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure.