Summer is just around the corner for families in Haliburton County, so the health unit wants to make sure you’re prepared.

With the protective layer of the earth’s ozone layer thinner due to pollution and chemicals, the health unit says we are exposed to more UV rays.

Parents are caregivers should make sure children over six months old are wearing sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. For a few more tips from the health unit, including decoding sun screen labels, go to their website.