Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and other sources, such as solariums, is the major cause of skin cancer.
Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world: in fact UV radiation is strong enough to cause sunburn in as little as 11 minutes on a fine January day.
UV radiation cannot be seen or felt. Too much UV radiation exposure can cause sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer.
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