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SUN PROTECTION

TRAVEL SAFETY

HOW TO FIND A FARMERS MARKET

 

 


SUN PROTECTION

While people with lighter skin are more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer, UV exposure can raise skin cancer risk even without causing a sunburn.  Use these tips to keep your skin safe when you head outdoors this summer:

  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure.  Reapply every two hours.

  • Wear a hat or visor to protect your face from the sun. 

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Limit exposure to the sun, especially from 10am–4pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

  • When a sunburn is severe, accompanied by a headache, chills, or a fever, seek medical help right away.

You can learn more about sun safety here.

TRAVEL SAFETY

Keeping yourself safe while traveling- whether by plane, train, or automobile- can be as easy as these simple tips:

  • Leave your travel itinerary and copies of important documents (such as ID, passport, or traveler’s checks) with a family member.

  • Carry a fully charged cell phone.

  • Check your car’s tires and fluids. 

  • Wait near other travelers. 

  • Stay in well-lit areas.

  • Check as much baggage as possible to keep your hands free.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.  If you feel you are being followed or harassed, go the nearest occupied building or employee and ask for help.

Learn more about travel safety and health here.

HOW TO FIND A FARMERS MARKET

Farmers markets are a great way to find fresh and tasty produce, get excellent nutrition, and support local farmers in the process.

If you’re in Providence this summer, check out the Hope Street Farmers Market at Lippit Park, Wednesdays from 3:00pm -6:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm. 

If you're going home for the summer or traveling cross-country, use this link to search for a farmers market near you.