As Florida residents, having fun in the sun is great, however, it also important to remember the sun can be very harmful if we are not careful. The sun emits Ultraviolet (UV) waves which can be very dangerous to our bodies if proper precautions are not taken. According to the AIM at Melanoma Foundation
, Florida ranks second in the United States for the highest rate of new melanoma cases. With July being UV Safety Awareness Month, Edison Insurance Company would like to ensure you and your family enjoy a fun and healthy summer. Here are some tips for your protection:
- Wear proper clothing: If you plan on being outside most of the day, cover your body as much as possible.
- Slather on the SPF: The FDA regulates for sunscreen to have a minimum SPF of 15 to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays. It is also recommended to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you leave the house, and reapply every 2-3 hours.
- Protect your eyes: Wear hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun as many are not aware of between UV rays causing eye damage.
- Seek Shade: The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. It is recommended to stay out of the run during those hours.
Protecting yourself and family from the dangers of sun exposure is essential for a happy, healthy, and safe summer. For more information on UV protection, click here
Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Home Insurance Company’s
number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to Florida homeowners insurance
with coverage options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922.