Health Directorate Issues Sun Warning - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Health Directorate Issues Sun Warning

Published June 1, 2012

The Directorate of Health has issued a detailed warning about spending too much time in the sun in Iceland.
Many Icelanders are currently enjoying what has so far been several days in a row of sunny skies. While the weather is certainly welcome and people are understandably making use of it to the fullest, the Directorate of Health nonetheless reminds people that the sun can be dangerous.
The Directorate advises that people not spend too much time unprotected in the sun; that they wear sunglasses, use sunscreen, and dress well. Furthermore, they recommend that people avoid being in direct sunlight between 11:00 and 15:00, stay away from tanning beds, stay in the shade as much as possible and be especially sure that children are well protected from the sun.
With these precautions in mind, the Directorate advises people overall to exercise common sense and enjoy the sun responsibly.

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