Presentation on theme: "The Sun The sun gives out different rays: 1. Light we can see 2. Invisible rays which make us feel warm 3. Ultra violet (UV) rays which can not be seen."— Presentation transcript:
The Sun The sun gives out different rays: 1. Light we can see 2. Invisible rays which make us feel warm 3. Ultra violet (UV) rays which can not be seen or felt It is the UV rays which can be dangerous.
Good and Bad effects of the Sun Warmth Light Vitamin D Good Bad
Good and Bad effects of the Sun Warmth Light Vitamin D Sunburn Skin Cancer Eye damage Skin Aging Good Bad
Good effects of Sun shine Its important to go out side in the sun. The sun provides vitamin D which is good for you. But you don’t need to burn to get enough vitamin D!!
When are UV levels highest ? UV levels are most dangerous during summer months (May – Sept) From 11am – 3pm At high altitudes (e.g. up mountains) UV rays are everywhere – even on cloudy days and underwater, as well as reflected from the sand.
Skin Tone Some people get sun burnt faster than others. If you have blond or red hair, light-coloured skin, and light- colored eyes, you get sun burnt faster. If you have dark hair, dark eyes, or darker-toned skin, you can still get sun burnt. It just takes a little bit longer.
Harmful UV rays Too much UV is dangerous to our skin. To protect our skin we must be SunSafe.
Don’t get Sun burnt Cornwall has high numbers of skin cancer Skin cancer can be caused by UV rays – protect your self by being SunSafe Being Sun burnt can double your risk of skin cancer – if you burn as a child, you may not see it now, but in the future you might have problems.
Dodgy Moles “Good” mole Clear crisp edge One colour Even shape Malignant Melanoma (Dodgy mole) Different colours No clear edge Uneven shape (irregular) Large (bigger than end of pencil)
How to be SunSafe? Wear a hat Wear Sunglasses Seek shade between 11-3 Wear a high factor sun cream 30+ Cover up (wear a t-shirt, rash vest etc) Drink lots of water Look at the UV level on the weather forecast