Sun Sense and Mosquitoes

Sun Sense

The ozone layer is thinning so there is an increase in ultraviolet radiation from the sun which can cause skin cancer, early aging and cataracts.

Why don’t you try to:

  • Stay out of the midday sun (11-4) when the ultraviolet rays are strongest
  • Sit under a tree or umbrella
  • Wear hats, sunglasses, long sleeve cotton shirts and pants
  • Use sun screen with both UVB and UVA protection and a SPF of more than 15
Them Pesky Mosquitoes...

Protect yourself and your family against West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes can pass on this virus to humans. Most people will not get sick from a mosquito bite. Some people who get bitten by an infected mosquito will get very sick.

Why don’t you try to:

  • Wear loose fitting, long sleeved tops and pants
  • Wear socks and a hat
  • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • Use an insect repellant that contains DEET
  • Fix holes in your screens and doors.

For more information contact the O’Chiese Health Centre at (403) 989-3900.


Submitted by Sandy Livingston

From the O’Chiese Local Community Newsletter June 2009 Edition

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