Today is NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY and was created by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. They want to raise awareness of the need to apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. Each Friday before Memorial Day we are reminded of this important safety tip.
As many of us will be taking advantage of the beautiful sunny weather it’s important to remember to apply that sunscreen before heading outside as well as reapplying according to the manufacture’s directions. It is best for children to use SPF 50 adults to use SPF 30 or higher.
For more information go to: http://skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
Today is also National Heat Awareness Day and is sponsored by the National Weather Service and is observed each year on the last Friday in May. The day was created to remind us when the weather turns hot and humid, we need to be aware how it affects our bodies. Heat exhaustion and dehydration due to heat are two of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. While the weather here in La Crosse has not been consistantly warm yet; it will get hot some day.
When heat advisories are issued, take these precautions: stay hydrated (drink lots of water), avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and extra sugar, avoid over exertion and find a cool place to stay. If you have elderly relatives or neighbors, take time to check on them as well.
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