Sun Safety & Tanning

People of all ages enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it be for work, play, or while getting physically active. However, being outside often means that we are exposed to the sun and its harmful ultraviolet rays. Help protect your health by being sun safe when spending time outside at any time of year!

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation

Learn about UV radiation, where it comes from and how it affects you.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is on the rise. Learn about the risks for skin cancer and recommendations for screening.

Being sun safe

Find out how to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.


Shade is one of the best ways to reduce how much UV radiation reaches you. Find out more about shade and how to use shade to protect your health.


Find out more on how to choose and use sunscreen!

Artificial tanning

There is no such thing as a safe tan!  Find out more about the rules and risks of artificial tanning.

This item was last modified on June 2, 2022