Well-Being This Week: The importance of sun safety

Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Each week, eJournal highlights a wellness resource to bring attention to the helpful organizations, articles and websites that are available for members or anyone who may need assistance.

As the weather warms and you find yourself outside more it is important to implement comprehensive sun safety measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. There are five main components to sun protection and to get the maximum benefits these components should be used in tandem, shade for overall protection, clothing (especially UV resistant) for covering large areas of your person, hats for scalp, neck and face coverage, sunglasses (especially UV protective lenses) for added eye protection, and a mineral-based sunscreen for uncovered areas. UV light is present even on cloudy or chilly days and over exposure is linked to most skin cancers and causes damage to skin cells. Protection is recommended year-round and especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest. For more information on sun safety practices click here.

Find additional wellness resources on the MBA's Health & Well-Being page, which was launched in April 2020 to support member wellness during COVID-19. It features helpful resources for coping with stress, anxiety, panic, substance use disorder and more during the pandemic, with links provided by the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program, as well as the MBA’s own Lawyer Well-Being Committee.