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The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These also happen to be during school hours for much of the year. UV radiation is, on average, 3 or higher during the months of February through November in Southern California, and experts recommend sun protection be required when the Index is 3 (moderate) or higher1.

Children’s exposure to UV rays could be reduced up to 60% if they avoided the sun during peak sun intensity hours. Whenever possible, try to reschedule outdoor events for early morning or late afternoon.

To minimize UV exposure during peak UV times:

1 UV, Vitamin D and Health Key Messages. North American Conference on UV, Vitamin D and Health. March 8, 2006.

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An easy way to know the UV intensity you face daily is to check the UV Index. The UV Index is a joint effort between the National Weather Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. It provides a daily forecast of the expected intensity of the sun for numerous U.S. cities. The Index predicts UV intensity on a scale of 0 to 11+, where 0 means minimal risk and 11+ means an extreme risk of overexposure. The UV Index is published online and on the weather page of many daily newspapers.

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