Sun Safety and UV Safety

Ultraviolet radiation or UV rays from the sun, tanning beds or tanning lamps can cause skin cancer.

Protect yourself from sun damage

Here are a few things you can do to enjoy the sun safely:

  • Wear sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Avoid direct sunlight between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible throughout the day
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection
  • Wear sun protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat

Learn more about how to protect yourself from sun damage and how to choose the best sunscreen for your and your family.

Avoid indoor tanning

Learn why indoor tanning is unsafe. It is illegal for people under 18 to use tanning beds in Ontario.

Outdoor workers

If you work outdoors in Perth and Huron counties, review the tips at Sun Safety at Work.