2012 media releases

Switch Off Solariums - new coalition calls for solarium ban in Victoria

Tuesday 27 November 2012
A new coalition of health organisations has formed to call on the Victorian Parliament to Switch Off Solariums for good in the state.

SPF50+ sunscreens set to hit shelves this summer

Tuesday 13 November 2012
A new standard allowing manufacturers to increase the sun protection factor in sunscreens from SPF30+ to SPF50+ and adding improved UVA protection has been announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The change is supported by Cancer Council Australia.

$1 million pledged to SunSmart campaign to encourage Victorians to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide this summer

Wednesday 31 October 2012
SunSmart has welcomed today's announcement by the State Government that it will fund an advertising and digital media campaign to warn Victorians about the dangers of sun exposure over summer.

SA announces sunbed ban - Vic must follow or become solarium dumping ground

Thursday 25 October 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria have called on the Victorian Parliament to follow the lead of the South Australian Government that has today announced a ban on solariums by 31 December 2014.

Join the fight against skin cancer -- become a SunSmart ambassador!

Wednesday 17 October 2012
The search is on for SunSmart ambassadors to spread the word about Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide! this summer.

Cancer evidence adds weight to calls for solarium ban

Wednesday 3 October 2012
An international study, published in the British Medical Journal this week, found that people who used tanning beds were more likely to develop two types of non-melanoma skin cancer, basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

Victorian Health Monitor Report shows low vitamin D is seasonal

Thursday 27 September 2012
The Victorian Health Monitor Report reveals that over 50% of Victorians have vitamin D deficiency in winter.

Top marks for Geelong Kindergartens on SunSmart scorecard!

Tuesday 18 September 2012
SunSmart is delighted to announce that 100% of Geelong Kindergarten Association preschools are now members of the SunSmart Program, leading the way in ultraviolet protection.

New study shows UV levels have increased over last 50 years

Sunday 16 September 2012
Recently published research for the first time examines changes in ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Australia over a period of 50 years (1959-2009). The research found that there has been an overall annual increase in UV levels of 2% to 6% since the 1990s, for locations throughout Australia.

New evidence: Melanoma risk from solarium use even higher

Thursday 13 September 2012
SunSmart and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre join together to honour the memory of Clare Oliver, who passed away from melanoma five years ago, aged 26.

Good health at work, as simple as A, B, C, D!

Monday 23 July 2012
With research showing that up to one-third of Australians are vitamin D deficient, SunSmart is delighted to launch a new, free online education resource to help Victorian indoor workers maintain vitamin D levels, strong bones and overall health all year round.

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Ski!

Thursday 31 May 2012
Win a weekend at the snow for you and a mate PLUS a private ski lesson with our world ranked mystery athlete!

1 in 3 Victorians confused over how much sun is enough for vitamin D

Wednesday 16 May 2012
New research shows almost 1 in 3 Victorians think they need the same amount of sun exposure in winter as in summer to maintain their vitamin D levels, despite ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels being so much lower in winter in Victoria.

Vitamin D deficiency: are you at risk?

Wednesday 16 May 2012
SunSmart is warning that certain parts of the population may be at risk of low or deficient vitamin D levels during Victoria's autumn and winter months.

Lead modelling agencies sign up to 'No Sunbed' policy ahead of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Thursday 1 March 2012
Victoria's leading modelling agencies have committed to a 'No Sunbed' policy in a groundbreaking move that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of solarium use and show support for an outright ban of sunbeds in this state.
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