2019 media releases

Study reveals UV exposure as the most common carcinogen in the Australian construction industry

Tuesday 3 December 2019
A report produced by Safe Work Australia measuring carcinogen exposure in the workplace, shows solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation to be the most common carcinogen construction workers are exposed to, and while the vast majority are exposed to UV on a daily basis, only a handful are using adequate skin cancer prevention methods.

A Father's Day reminder to dads to protect themselves as well as their kids Victoria's UV levels on the rise again from mid-August

Friday 30 August 2019
A new national Cancer Council study examining role modelling and sun protection behaviours of Australian adults highlights that fathers are regularly protecting their children but aren't as good at protecting themselves.

New and improved SunSmart app is a reminder to think UV not heat

Friday 22 March 2019
SunSmart has released a new version of its popular mobile app, in time to dispel the myth that sun protection is limited to summer.

Skin microscope and training for almost 170 GPs will save Victorian lives

Tuesday 19 March 2019
Victorian GPs will be able to detect skin cancer earlier, saving local lives and unnecessary procedures, thanks to a SunSmart training program funded by Cancer Council donors and the Victorian Government.

Victorians urged to beware the sun's sting as data shows almost 1 in 5 had multiple bad burns

Thursday 24 January 2019
New data shows 39% of Victorians had one or more bad sunburn that lasted a day or more last summer, as figures reveal 121 people went to hospital emergency for sunburn in January alone.

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