Fun in the Sun: Be Prepared

Springfield - When the temps go up, a trip to the pool can cool you off, but it can also put you at risk.
The American Cancer Society's Linda Schulz said that,"even if it's not that warm, when it's sunny you can burn and your skin can start to see harmful effects from the sun in 10 or 15 minutes."
Prolonged sun exposure could even lead to skin cancer.
According to the ACS, 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.
For some, after growing up and seeing the effects of sun on the skin, they're passing that lesson down to younger generations about being safer when playing under the sun.
"I know at my age, I wish I'd put more sun block on.  People are more aware of the effects of the sun and are using stronger sun blocks and realize the importance of doing that," a woman at Knight's Action Park told WAND News on Monday.
Being safe is as simple as a fun four-step process according to Schulz.
"It's called slip, slop, slap, and wrap.  Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses," she said.
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