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Even if you never sunburn, you can get skin cancer. Download the fun activities and fact sheets below to help teach children the importance of staying safe in the sun. The activities will reinforce sun-safe behaviors. SunWise Tool Kit Activities include educator and student pages that guide both the leader and the participant through the material--no prior knowledge necessary!

Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun

Ozone layer depletion decreases our atmosphere's natural protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is a quick overview of the major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation.

Sun Protection

A sunburn or tan results when UV rays damage your unprotected skin and may lead to wrinkles, skin spots, or skin cancer. In addition, children should never be left in a car. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults.

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