— Use shade wisely and seek shade when UV rays are most intense.
— Wear protective clothing including hats and sunglasses.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor 15+.
— Avoid sunlamps and tanning parlours. People under age 18 should not use them at all.
— Pay attention to the UV index: when it predicts radiation levels of 3 (moderate) or higher, take sun safety measures and protect children. "The application of sunscreens should not be used to prolong sun exposure but rather to protect the skin when exposure is unavoidable," the report warned.Noting that people face a greater exposure to UV in equatorial regions and higher altitudes, WHO and the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations are distributing flyers on healthy sun habits to tourism ministries in various countries.The report also noted that the ground's surface can make a difference:— Fresh snow reflects as much as 80 percent of ultraviolet light.
— Sea foam reflects about 25 percent.
— Dry beach sand reflects about 15 percent.
Small amounts of exposure to the sun helps the skin to produce vitamin D.
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