2013 media releases

Australians see teens as group most at risk of UV harm

Wednesday 18 December 2013
Australians think secondary students should do more to protect themselves from the sun compared with adults and younger children.

Majority of shade over toddler pools in Melbourne does not provide sufficient sun protection

Monday 16 December 2013
A new study has found that shade structures available over toddler wade pools at outdoor swimming pools in Melbourne provide only partial sun protection.

Geelong tops the league when it comes to industries with highest UV exposure

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Geelong has the highest number of workers in industries with high exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation outside of Melbourne

Local cricket club hits skin cancer for six!

Monday 25 November 2013
SunSmart has congratulated St Mary's Nagle Cricket Club for their winning edge in protection against skin cancer in East Gippsland this summer.

NEW RESEARCH: Sporting venues rival beaches as sunburn hotspots

Monday 18 November 2013
Cancer Council research shows Australians are at the same risk of being sunburnt at sporting venues as they are at the beach.

Hats off to Castlemaine Secondary College

Wednesday 6 November 2013
SunSmart congratulates Castlemaine Secondary College on successfully securing funding from their local Lions Club to purchase SunSmart hats for their junior students.

New research: Over half of Victorians still like a tan, despite risks

Tuesday 5 November 2013
New Cancer Council research shows that 54% of Victorians aged 13–34 still say they like to get a tan, and 30% intentionally attempted to tan last summer.

Hume Council has a perfect SunSmart score!

Monday 28 October 2013
100% of Hume Council-managed preschools and childcare centres are registered SunSmart members proving Hume Council has the perfect score when it comes to being SunSmart.

Heat on Victorian employers

Tuesday 22 October 2013
This Work Safe Week, SunSmart is calling on Victorian employers to take action towards preventing skin cancer in the workplace.

Vic state government introduces solarium ban legislation

Wednesday 16 October 2013
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new solarium ban legislation passed in Parliament yesterday.

Blokes urged to get lean and screen during Men's Health Week

Tuesday 4 June 2013
Victorian men are being urged to commit to some lifestyle changes this week (Men's Health Week) to cut their cancer risk.

Internet searches indicate renewed interest in solariums

Tuesday 14 May 2013
The findings of a new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health provides evidence that solarium use may be making a comeback with renewed interest in recent years.

Leading health groups call on Victorians to bone up on vitamin D knowledge

Sunday 12 May 2013
SunSmart, Osteoporosis Australia and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria are joining together to raise awareness around the importance of vitamin D for healthy bones and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

Victorian employers urged to protect outdoor workers

Monday 18 February 2013
Cancer Council research has found many Australian workers could be at risk of harmful UV radiation while at work – and their employers could be at risk of breaking the law if they fail to protect them.

New research: Melbourne youth still risking skin cancer for a tan

Wednesday 6 February 2013
New Cancer Council research released today shows Australian adults and adolescents are less interested in getting a suntan and fewer are being sunburnt.
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