The Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Pine Ridge District Health Unit says the risk of developing skin cancer is greater now than in the past.

Officials say days like today, when there’s a high UV index, can leave damage which could lead to skin cancer later in life.

They say you should use SPF 30 if you’re in the sun for a long time.

Officials say you’re never too young or too old to be harmed by the sun.