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Prevention Strategies

Portable Shade

Take your own shade with you to your outdoor adventures. Keep your tent and umbrella in your vehicle so they are always on hand or pack small items like parasols when you go on vacation. There are many types of portable shade structures available such as shade and beach tents, canopies and cabanas, patio umbrellas, parasols, baby carrier covers, and car window screens.

  • Large tents can be used to provide shade at the pool, picnic areas, and other outdoor excursions.
  • Umbrellas provide up to 50 percent protection from UV radiation. Consider bringing them to the pool or beach. Umbrellas are also a great way for parents to stay shaded while their children are playing.
  • Parasols offer great protection for a stroll in town or along the beach.