Summertime Sun Safety

As warmer months come into full swing, more people are spending their time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Though a healthy amount of sunshine is great for the body, too much can have adverse effects on your health.

Prolonged, unprotected sun exposure can cause problems like heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration. These complications can cause certain areas of the body to shut down when left untreated or improperly diagnosed. Further permanent damage can also result from prolonged exposure like cataracts, wrinkles, sun spots and cancer. Even damage to the skin like sunburns can cause internal complications to the body’s nervous, glandular, circulatory and immune systems. In addition, diseases like chicken pox and herpes simplex (cold sores), and lupus and other genetic problems can worsen with sun exposure.

  • Did you know the body’s best defence against wrinkles is sunscreen?
  • Did you know that the sun produces more UVB’s in summer months, and that high dose accounts for 70% of a person’s yearly UVB dose?
  • Did you know that 10-15 minutes of full-body sun exposure every other day is enough to produce all the vitamin D necessary to promote good bone health?

BODIES...The Exhibition is bringing facts like these and much more to light by sharing information to promote sun safety at Exhibitions in Atlanta and Las Vegas during the summer months. Both Exhibitions will provide additional content to their exhibits featuring information on the adverse effects of not protecting your body against sun exposure.

BODIES...The Exhibition at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA will host an event on July 13, 2013 featuring Dr. Sulochana Bhandarkar, assistant professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine as the guest speaker at 1 p.m. Following her 30-minute presentation, Dr. Bhandarkar will be available for questions from audience members. The event is free with paid admission to the Exhibition. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

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