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Department of Health: Take Precations to Protect Yourself in Extreme Summer Weather


August 6, 2020

The Department of Health is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to apply and reapply sunscreen often when going outside.

The Department of Health has urged all Pennsylvanians to wear sunscreen and take additional steps to protect yourself and others from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and potentially deadly heat-related illnesses.

"We want people to practice safe habits when going outside and enjoying the summer months – after all, the sun's UV rays can damage our skin in as little as 15 minutes," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "In addition to wearing cloth masks when you step outside, we encourage everyone to apply and reapply sunscreen often. Extreme heat poses a danger to all Pennsylvani...

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