Stay Cool at the Pool.
Heat stress kills. Remember three simple words: water, rest, and shade…
- Wear light colored clothing to reflect the sunlight.
- Wear clothes that breath.
- Wear sunglasses and hats.
- Wear sunscreen.
- Hydrate with cold water and fluids with electrolytes.
- Take refuge from the sun periodically, and make sure kids do the same.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays is the most important environmental factor in the development of skin cancer and a primary factor in the development of lip cancer. Protection from sun exposure is important not
only for patrons using the aquatic facility but also for the staff. Individuals need to protect themselves from excessive exposure from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause skin damage during any season or temperature.
The midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. are the most hazardous for UV exposure. UV radiation is the greatest during the late spring and early summer. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a part of sunlight that is invisible to the eyes. Ultraviolet rays penetrate and change the structure of skin cells. More information can be found on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming.
This post was sent to me from National Swimming Pool Foundation