Thursday, July 30, 2009

UV Safety Month

Because July is UV Safety Month, Med File Now, Inc. (MedFN) and Doctors across the country are taking this opportunity to urge Americans to be informed of the dangers associated with the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Its summertime and you can’t wait to enjoy the sun. Even though the sun brings you a bright fun filled day, it can also be dangerous. Everyone is at risk for eye damage. Exposure to ultraviolet rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, vision loss and even blindness. Other conditions such as skin cancer, wrinkles and premature aging can accrue with prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays without protection.

Wear sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats whenever spending time in the sun, will reduce the damaging effect of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Just buying a good pair of sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays is not enough. Also remember to use lotions on your exposed skin that will block sun's ultraviolet rays. Don't be fooled by a cloudy day. The sun's rays can still burn through the haze and thin clouds.

Don't forget to stress the importance of protection to the children. They should also wear hats, sunglasses and lotions whenever outdoors. Also be a where that the sun's ultraviolet rays are the strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Remember to protect your eyes and skin and enjoy the summer.