U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Sun Protection

Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

Most skin cancer appears after age 50, but damage from the sun starts at a young age. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun and other sources of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Review Date: January 06, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Facts About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and are very common in older people. This article describes how to protect your vision, as well as the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for cataracts.

Review Date: March 13, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens

Spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To reduce this risk, consumers should regularly use sun protection measures.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun

This article provides a quick overview of the major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation. Understanding these risks and taking a few sensible precautions will help you enjoy the sun while lowering your chances of sun-related health problems.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun

This article explains to kids how to have fun outdoors in the sun and be safe from sun burn and other sun-related health problems.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Preventing Sun Damage

Follow these 10 guidelines to limit your sun exposure and reduce your skin cancer risk.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Sun Proof (for Kids)

For outdoor activity, you may need a helmet, a ball, a club... You always need sun protection — it's just another part of your gear! Protecting yourself against the sun is the smart choice to make.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sun Safety

The sun, our primary source of vitamin D, helps us absorb calcium for stronger bones. But it doesn't take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. Repeated, unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation


Repeated exposure to bright sunlight without adequate protection can damage your eyes. Learn what to look for when purchasing sunglasses so that they can effectively protect your eyes from the harmful rays.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Sight and Hearing Association

Suntelligence Survey

Take the “Sunintelligence” sun-smart survey to find out what you know about sun-safety and get tips and recommendations for being safe in the sun.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Academy of Dermatology

SunWise Kids: Action Steps

Here are eight action steps that will keep you "cool" under the sun's rays.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

SunWise Kids: UV Index

Ozone depletion, weather, and the seasons cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth. The UV Index predicts the next day's UV levels on a 1-11+ scale that helps in guiding you to be safe in the sun.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

What's Your Sun-Safety IQ?

Sun safety is not just for vacation. Are you sun-safe every day? Take the American Cancer Society's 9-question quiz and find out.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Cancer Society

Your Disease Risk: Melanoma

To estimate your risk of melanoma and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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