2015 media releases

New SunSmart campaign warns UV exposure ‘adds up'

Sunday 15 November 2015

A powerful new SunSmart campaign warns Victorians that it’s not just tanners who are at risk of skin cancer, as new data shows more adults get sunburned during day-to-day activities around the home than at the iconic summer beach setting.

One in two outdoor workers miss out on sun protection

Thursday 29 October 2015

SunSmart is warning that workplaces could be neglecting their duty of care, as new data shows one in two outdoor workers are not protected from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

Mum fighting melanoma makes sunscreen plea to parents

Monday 19 October 2015

A Melbourne mum fighting melanoma is asking parents to lead a push to make sunscreen a part of a normal school day for their children, in a new appeal launched by SunSmart today.

Hip! Hat! Hooray! City of Casey early childhood programs celebrate perfect SunSmart score

Tuesday 1 September 2015

City of Casey is leading the way in sun protection for young children, with the council reaching 100% membership of the SunSmart Early Childhood Program.

Slip! Slop! Slap! Ski! SunSmart & Bureau of Meteorology warn Victorians to protect themselves on the slopes

Tuesday 16 June 2015

SunSmart is teaming up with the Bureau of Meteorology to remind people to use sun protection on the slopes, as this weekend marks the official start of the snow season.

Don’t be fooled by temperature this long weekend, Mornington Peninsula residents at risk of melanoma

Thursday 5 March 2015

SunSmart and Life Saving Victoria are calling on Mornington Peninsula residents and holiday-makers to be vigilant about sun protection this long weekend, as data indicates 333 residents have been diagnosed with melanoma in the region from 2010–12.

Don’t be fooled by temperature this long weekend

Thursday 5 March 2015

SunSmart and Life Saving Victoria are calling on Victorian residents and holiday-makers to be vigilant about sun protection this long weekend.

Ten years on: ‘Bronzed Aussie’ aspiration a thing of the past

Wednesday 21 January 2015

New Cancer Council research shows Victorians prefer tanning much less than a decade ago but that sunburn rates are still too high.

 

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