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Do not expose children under 6 months old to the sun or spread sun screen on their skin.


 

Avoid being in the sun between 10 am and 3 pm, or being on surfaces that reflect the light.  Do not forget that water, sand and snow reflect more than 80% of ultraviolet rays.

 

It is also necessary to be protected on cloudy days because the rays go through the clouds.  Wear a hat and cotton made clothes.

 

Spread sun protection with SPF (sun protection factor) 15 or more on uncovered skin, 30 minutes before exposure and repeat every 2 hours or after being in the water.

 

Avoid exposure to the sun if under medication with drugs that can cause photosensitivity.

 

 Do not use devices for an artificial tan;  solar lamps and beds for cosmetic purposes nay cause irreversible effects to the skin.

 

 We have to educate children and adults to have a preventive attitude regarding outdoor activities. 

 

(text taken from the informative bulletin of the Argentine Society of Pediatrics, Nº4, 1997).


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