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Prevention Strategies

Portable Shade

Take your own shade with you to your outdoor vacation adventures. Keep your tent and umbrella in your vehicle so they are always on hand or pack small items like parasols into your beach bag or backpack. There are many types of portable shade structures available at resorts, such as shade and beach tents, canopies and cabanas, and patio umbrellas.

  • Large tents can be used to provide shade at the pool, picnic areas, and other outdoor excursions.
  • Umbrellas provide up to 50 percent protection from UV radiation. Consider bringing them to the pool or beach. Umbrellas are also a great way for parents to stay shaded while their children are playing.
  • Parasols offer great protection for a stroll in town or along the beach.