Doc: Don't let the sun fool you, it can be bad for you

Doc: Don't let the sun fool you, it can be bad for you »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The gorgeous weather has brought people outdoors, but all that sunshine could be dangerous for your health.

Local doctors are urging people to take precautions.

Sunscreen is the most obvious, but doctors also recommend hats, long sleeve shirts and decreasing exposure.

One thing people may not be aware of, is how much your location can impact your chance of sun burn.

Charlton McNutt, the interim medical director for Umpqua Community Health Center, says you can get burned, even when you are swimming. "If you're exposed to water, you need to know that the light bounces off of that, as it does with snow," he said. "The higher altitude you are, the less atmosphere there is to filter out those rays, so you're more at risk there too."

When the clouds roll in, McNutt wants people to remember that they are still being exposed to deadly rays, and should cover up.