Should I take special precautions to protect myself from the sun?

Thursday, July 30, 2009  

In the summer, it is especially important to take the necessary precautions to protect oneself from the sun and ultraviolet radiation, especially in northern Chile where the sunlight is very intense.  It is recommended to avoid the sun at midday, to use sunscreen that filters both UV-A and UV-B light, and hats and sunglasses.  This is particularly important while skiing, traveling in the desert, at high altitude, and while at the beach.