New Cancer Council research shows fewer Victorians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears.
A new study has found Victorians know the dangers of sunburn and tanning, but half of us still aren’t using sun protection every day in summer – despite data showing almost 100,000 skin cancers were treated in a single year.
Yesterday's first successful prosecution of illegal tanning operations follows the publication of a new study that shows the ban on commercial solariums has led to a dramatic reduction in the availability of tanning machines in Victoria.
Victorians are being asked to think UV – not heat – after Cancer Council's National Sun Survey showed more than a third of adults are still confused about what causes sunburn.
Employers in the construction and agriculture industries may be at risk of neglecting their legal responsibilities by failing to protect workers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, as highlighted by a new study.
Victorians headed to the snow this winter are being warned not to pack away their sun protection just yet.
SunSmart is encouraging Victorian secondary school students to continue the hat wearing habits established in their primary school years.
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