UV Safety Recommendation Chart

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UV INDEX Burning time without protection
SENSITIVE SKIN / CHILDREN
Sun Protection Factor
11 and more
Extreme
LESS than
10 minutes
Do not expose yourself.  Wear clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and frequently apply sunblock cream with sun protection factor 40. SPF 40
every half hour
8 to 10
Very high
15 minutes Do not expose children.  Favor staying in the shade.  Wear a hat, sunglasses, a shirt, and apply sunblock cream with sun protection factor 40. SPF 40
every hour
6 to 7
High
25 minutes Do not expose young children.   Wear a hat, sunglasses, a shirt, and apply sunblock cream with sun protection factor 25. SPF 25
every hour
3 to 5
Moderate
40 minutes Wear a hat, sunglasses, and apply sunblock cream with sun protection factor 15. SPF 15
every hour
1 to 2
Low
60 minutes Wear sunglasses and apply sunblock cream with sun protection factor 8. SPF 8
every hour

WARNING!
Sunblock and sunscreen products are NOT meant to allow a longer exposure time,
but to only limit the risks of solar exposure.

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