Ultraviolet radiation and the INTERSUN Programme

Individual protection against UV


How can I care for children in the sun?

Children themselves are usually not aware of the harmful effects of UV – it is their parents' responsibility to protect their child from short-term and long-term damage.

  • Always keep babies less than 12 months in the shade!
  • Never let infants or young children sleep in the sun!
  • Encourage your children to play in the shade!
  • Make sure your children wear protective clothing, including a hat and sunglasses, when they go outdoors!
  • Get your children used to wearing sunscreen!
  • Apply sunscreen lotion generously! Pay particular attention to the most exposed body parts, the face, neck, shoulders, back, knees and tops of feet!
  • Never allow children or teenagers to use sunlamps!
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