Did you know that even on a cloudy day, up to 80% of the sun's UV rays can still penetrate your skin? This is why it's important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, even when it's overcast outside.
So far, the sun has been a source of health, with heliotherapy being practiced for almost 2,400 years. The earliest indication that sunlight might not be that good for your health in the long term occurred during smallpox outbreaks. While scientific evidence did not support this theory (yet), by the 1300s, it was well-known that smallpox treatment required patients (and windows) to be covered with scarlet blankets. As time went by, more and more scientists reported adverse reactions to U.V. rays. By the end of the 19th century, studies were published that proved people working outdoors were more prone to skin cancer.
As part of creating a healthy workplace, employers should try to raise awareness among employees about the health implications the sun can have, the importance of appropriately protecting their skin, and regularly checking their skin for signs of change.
This could be particularly important among outdoor workers, such as those working on farms or construction sites, as they are exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
PROMOTIONAL SUN-SAFE PRODUCTS CAN BE A VALUABLE TOOL FOR RAISING AWARENESS
By distributing these products, you can educate people about the importance of protecting their skin from UV radiation.
HOW CAN WE BECOME SUN SAFE?
Wearing protective clothing, applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and seeking shade during peak sun hours can all help reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
It's not necessary to discuss sunscreen's benefits and necessity. Everyone knows it's a valuable summer product!