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SunWise

a program that radiates good ideas www.epa.gov/sunwise Grades 3-5
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Be SunWise

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What do you know about the Sun?

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The Sun

Helpful

Harmful

Keeps Us Warm

Causes Sunburns

Helps Plants Grow

Makes Our Skin Wrinkle

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The Sun

Helpful

Harmful

Keeps Us Warm
Helps Plants Grow
Makes Vitamin D
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Kills Germs
Makes Us Feel
F__l Good
Gives
G_v_sUs
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Light
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The Sun

Helpful

Harmful
Causes Sunburns
Makes Our Skin Wrinkle
Causes Skin
S_i_ Cancer
Causes Eye
E_e Damage

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Helpful and Harmful Effects of the Sun

Helpful
Keeps Us Warm
Helps Plants Grow

Harmful
Causes Sunburns
Makes Our Skin Wrinkle

Makes Vitamin D
Kills Germs
Makes Us Feel Good

Causes Skin Cancer
Causes Eye Damage

Gives Us Light
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The Sun…
…is necessary for life on
Earth.
It helps plants to grow, and provides warmth and light. Sunlight also helps people to be happy and healthy.
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The Sun…
…produces light and warmth but also Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt.
It is UV radiation, not the warmth or brightness of the sun that causes changes to skin color, damage to eyes, and other bad health effects.
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The Invisible
Health Risk
Harmful UV Radiation

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UV radiation is not always the same it changes based on…








Time of day
Time of year
Location
Altitude
Weather
Reflection
Ozone Layer
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How do we measure UV radiation levels?
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We use the UV Index Scale.
Reported on a scale of 1 -11+.
Take special care when the
UV Index is 5-6 or higher.

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How Can You
Become
SunWise?

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Sun Safety Action Steps
Limit Time in the Midday Sun

Wear
Sunglasses

Seek Shade

Use
Sunscreen

Cover Up

Avoid Tanning
Parlors

Wear a Hat

Watch for the UV Index
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Limit Time in the
Midday Sun
The sun’s rays are strongest between
10 am and 4 pm.
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Seek Shade
Staying under cover is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun.
But remember, shade structures do not offer complete sun protection.
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Cover Up
Wearing long sleeves and long pants is a good way to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

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Sun Safety Action Steps

Use
Sunscreen
Use sunscreen of SPF 15+ generously and reapply every 2 hours, or after working, swimming, playing, or exercising outdoors.
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Wear a Hat
A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for your eyes, ears, face, and the back of your neck.

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Sun Safety Action Steps

Wear
Sunglasses
Sunglasses that provide 99 to 100 percent UV protection will greatly reduce sun exposure that can lead to eye damage.
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Avoid Tanning
Parlors
The light source from sunbeds and sunlamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes. It is a good idea to avoid artificial sources of UV light.
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Sun Safety Action Steps

Watch for the UV Index
The UV Index provides important…