True or false: heat is the cause of sunburns

There’s no doubt that we associate the hot summer days with a nasty sunburn.

But during the late spring days, a sunburn can happen just as quickly as a mid-August day.

That’s because of the sun’s angle.

The sun’s intensity later this week will be similar to that when temperatures are running in the 90s later this year.

But the temperature really has nothing to do with it as the sun’s heat is felt from infrared radiation.

What burns us is UV radiation.

Saturday’s UV Index is expected to be a 10, which means it will take only 15 minutes to start to sunburn.

We suggest applying SPF 30 or higher every two hours.

Wear a hat and sunglasses.

Avoid being outside during the high noon hours if possible.

Play it safe.

Wear sunscreen.