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By Debi Budnick
Klickitat County Public Health Educator 

Summertime safety: decoding sunscreen and de-inviting germs

For your health


It’s June, and that means summer is on the way. We are all looking forward to warmer temperatures, sunny days, and spending time outside with family and friends. While you are out enjoying the beauty of our county and company of those you love, keep in mind a couple health and safety concerns.

First, sun exposure increases your risk of skin damage and skin cancer. Using sunscreen, understanding how it works, and knowing how to choose a product can greatly reduce your risk. Second, barbeques and picnics provide a wonderful way to get together but can also encourage the spread of germs and lead to food-borne illnesses or food poisoning. There are a few simple tips that can generally keep...

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