Don’t Fry Day
We are well into the Spring season with visions of holiday weekends and Summer vacations dancing through our heads.
It is this time of year when we like to remind folks about the importance of sun awareness and protection.
And, in fact, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated May 24, 2013 as “Don’t Fry Day.”
Applied Health, along with the FDA, is helping to spread the word on sun safety.
In this Consumer Update video, FDA experts provide tips on protecting yourself from harmful exposure to the sun’s UV rays , including avoiding exposure, applying sunscreens, and wearing proper eye protection. You can learn more at www.fda.gov.
Also, the FDA has provided this downloadable PDF file as a tip sheet for reminders on sun safety.
For sun protection products, visit our Solar Eclipse page for outdoor active wear, or visit our page of recommended sun protection products by our friend and adviser, Oahu Lou, at Oahu Lou Recommends.
For a humble back-story on how we came to join the efforts of Solar Eclipse, please visit our prior blog post: Hurray, Hurray, The First of May, Outdoor Frolicking Starts Today!
For more information on who the heck Oahu Lou is… we are still trying to figure that out, ourselves… but, in the mean time, you can find some of the back-story on how we became friends by reading the story here: Who is This Guy Oahu Lou?
Remember this coming Friday, before Memorial Day, is the National “Don’t Fry Day”. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants you to remember the following:
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.” The goal? To make sure people stay safe in the sun and protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors—on “Don’t Fry Day” and every day.
Here’s why. Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States; the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. In 2012 alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 76,250 new cases of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
“Don’t Fry Day” offers simple steps that you and your family can take to prevent sun-related skin cancer, such as:
- Slip on a shirt
- Slop on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher
- Slap on a wide-brimmed hat.
- Wrap on sunglasses.
For more information on resources available for “Don’t Fry Day” and skin safety, visit www.skincancerprevention.org .
For more information from the FDA on consumer safety, visit: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates.