National Stay Out Of The Sun Day
Without a doubt, the sun is important to our planet. It helps keep the Earth warm enough to be habitable and its rays help to give plants and animals the energy they need to survive. So, it should go without saying that it’s very important to every living being on this planet.
However, too much of even a good thing can be bad for person’s health, and that’s the case with the sun. Prolonged, unprotected exposure to the sun can damage a person’s skin and contribute to the likelihood of a person developing skin cancer.
That’s why all of us should come out of the sun occasionally, and National Stay Out of the Sun Day is our annual reminder to do just that. That’s why all of us may want to observe this day when it rolls around on July 3rd.
The History Of National Stay Out Of The Sun Day
Although the sunlight of truth shines on us all, it, unfortunately, doesn’t shine on the origins of this holiday. Even after doing some pretty extensive research, we were unable to find out who invented this holiday, or why they invented it.
Sure, we can speculate that it was invented to raise people’s awareness about the damage that sunlight overexposure can do to a person’s skin. We can also speculate that this holiday was created sometime after 2008. Anyone who knows the true origins of this holiday can feel free to shoot us a line if they have more information than that on this holiday’s origin.
Some Facts About Ultraviolet Radiation & Sun Exposure
We wanted to leave our readers with some concrete information about UV radiation and sun exposure, so we did some research and gathered up the following facts. We hope that these facts prove to be informative to our readers as they proved to be to us.
- The Earth’s atmosphere does little to shield the Earth from Ultraviolet-A Rays, also known as UVA.
- UVA can cause eye damage, skin damage and contribute to the risk of skin cancer.
- Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays are most removed by the Earth’s atmosphere, but some can reach the Earth’s surface depending on altitude and latitude.
- UVB rays can cause skin aging, sunburns, skin cancer, and snow blindness.
Observing National Stay Out Of The Sun Day
All a person has to do to observe this holiday is to do what it suggests for them to do: stay out of the sun. Find a nice shaded location, a cool drink and just enjoy this summer day. It’s also a good day for people to learn more about UV exposure and how it contributes to skin cancer. Another thing to do on this day is to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #StayOutOfTheSunDay.