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Learn to be safe in the sun and keep your head above water!
Now that it’s summertime, it’s easy to relax, have fun, and forget all about safety. As the sun grows hotter by the day, it is important to remember the dangers of the sun and what you can do to prevent sunburn and even skin cancer. According to the St. Petersburg Times, there are many positive steps being taken to help keep the sun out.
For years, sunscreen lotions have provided a false sense of security with ill-defined labels such as "waterproof" or "sweatproof." However, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration, those misleading days are over. The FDA has finally reached the conclusion that a product designed to help prevent cancer must also clearly state what it can accomplish. So beginning next year, there will be clearer labeling that bans the term "sunblock" and requires adequate protection for claims of "broad spectrum" protection and skin cancer prevention.
The FDA requirements also will draw a clear distinction between tanning lotion and sunscreen. Only products with SPF values of 15 or higher will be able to say they prevent sunburning, skin cancer or early skin aging. Any lotion that has a lower SPF value will include a warning advising customers that the product has not been shown to help prevent against the sun's harmful effects. Accurate labeling of sunscreens seems like a small thing, but it's an important public health issue since more than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.
Along with watching out for the sun and protecting your skin, watch out for the water! As flood season continues, our Florida flood insurance agency is committed to protecting you and your family when a flood comes through. Florida Flood Insurance provides protection for destruction and financial devastation caused by floods across the state. This type of insurance is important if you want to keep your home safe and your possessions secure. Don't wait until it's too late, because like your skin, your home is a part of who you are!