Whether you’re transplanted from one of the other 49 states or one of those elusive Arizona natives you hear about but rarely see in the wild, these twelve commandments will keep you safe and sane living in the Grand Canyon State.
1. Thou shalt wear sunblock.
According to EPA research, more than 40% of Arizona adults get sunburnt each year, and the melanoma rates for Gila County are 70% higher than the national average. Basically, our UV index is like a bajillion out of ten. We’d slather on SPF500 if we could find it. In fact, some Arizonan is probably in a lab trying to invent it right now.