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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020
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Irish Cancer Society: You don't have to get sunburned to get skin cancer...

… but it helps

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THE IRISH CANCER Society has issued a reminder to sun worshippers enjoying the (eventual) Irish summer to stay safe outdoors this weekend.

Today is set to be the warmest day so far with temperatures due to hit 25°C or 26°C in some parts of the country, with the sun staying on in many parts for the weekend.

The Irish Cancer Society is reminding people that any kind of sun exposure can be dangerous and is highlighting the importance of following what it calls the ‘SunSmart Code’. The code involves covering up with a collar and long shorts and wearing a hat. Sunglasses with UV protection are a must as well as sunscreen.

Parents are also being warned that most UV damage is caused during childhood and adolescence.

The ICS’ website features a UV index which can be checked to find out how strong the sun’s rays are in over 100 places across Ireland at various times of the day.

For example, here at TheJournal.ie towers we need to get out the factor 30 today if we’re planning on having a spot of lunch al fresco this afternoon.

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