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Sunscreen Stations

Clay County Medical Center (CCMC) continues to supply sunscreen stations at six area swimming pools this summer. Look for signs like this one at the Clay Center Aquatic Park! 

The gallon sunscreen dispensers, which contain SPF 30 sunscreen, are available at the Clay Center Aquatic Park, Linn Pool, Clifton Pool, Clyde Pool, Wakefield Pool and Riley Pool to help defend against harmful ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) rays. This sunscreen is free from potential allergens, chemicals, and preservatives that can irritate skin. 

“As CCMC continues to grow, we are focusing on proactive events and programs providing preventive care for the communities we serve,” said Austin Gillard, CEO of CCMC. “Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself when outdoors. The key to enjoying a fun day at the pool, without getting a sunburn, is to practice sensible sun exposure.”

As a reminder, it is recommended to apply sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes before being in the sun. To help visualize the amount needed, use a teaspoon of sunscreen for each body part or area that is exposed – that’s one teaspoon for your face, head and neck; one for each arm; one for each leg; another for your chest and abdomen; and another for your back and back of your neck. And don’t forget your ears, the insides of your arms and the tops of your feet – all fairly easy spots to miss. Reapply every two to three hours while you’re in the sun and after you swim or sweat a lot. It’s also important, especially for younger children, to wear protective clothing.

Have a great summer!