The weather has turned warm this week — so much so that the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement warning that the heat index could reach 104 on Monday.
When the weather gets hot — and because temperatures have been so mild for most of this summer — it’s probably a good idea to have a reminder about the importance of being sun-safe. This is from the American Cancer Society and USA.gov:
Always wear sunscreen: Make sure it offers “broad spectrum” protection, is water resistant, and has a SPF of at least 15 or higher.
Limit sun exposure: If possible, avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when its rays are strongest.
Don’t forget your eyes: Wear sunglasses that offer 100 percent UVA protection
For more information and resources, visit the Kane County Health Department web pages.