Healthy body

Be UV aware this Summer

Sun awareness week in the UK is 3rd - 9th May.

Despite our moderate climate, skin cancer is the most common cancer in Northern Ireland.  However, 4 in 5 cases can be prevented. Did you know UV damage to your skin cells can start before your skin tans or burns? Often we don’t realise when our skin is being damaged, so it is important to be UV aware in order to stay safe in the sun. 

The UV index is a much more accurate way of determining your risk of skin and eye damage than just relying on the air temperature. Did you know UV levels can be high enough to damage your skin even on cool or overcast days? When it’s 3 or more, we need to protect our skin and eyes. 

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