2020 media releases

Cancer Council warns against use of aerosol sunscreens

Thursday 17 December 2020
Alarming new research shows aerosol sunscreens are putting Aussies at risk of sunburn.

Slip, Slop, Scrap your plan to tan this summer

Thursday 3 December 2020
With the first weekend in summer approaching, Cancer Council and SunSmart are reminding Victorians there’s no such thing as a safe tan with data showing adults are still tanning.

New data shows adults and parents getting sloppy with sun protection

Monday 16 November 2020
To mark the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week (15–21 November) Victorian adults and parents of young children are being encouraged to brush up their sun protection habits as new data shows one in four 25–44 year olds are getting sunburnt on summer weekends.

Children and educators get SunSmart as they head back to learn and play outdoors

Tuesday 13 October 2020
After months spent indoors during lockdown, Victorian educators flocked to online learning platform Generation SunSmart in record numbers to upskill in sun protection and be ready for rising UV levels as children return to school and early childhood services.

New study shows Victorians don't understand when to use sun protection

Tuesday 1 September 2020
New research shows Victorians don't understand the UV Index and mistakenly believe temperature and sunshine are the best predictors of the need for sun protection.

Alarming number of infants, children and teens presenting at Victorian hospital emergency departments with sunburn

Friday 24 January 2020
Victorians are being reminded to protect themselves and their families this long weekend as data shows children and teenagers accounted for more than half the number of emergency hospital presentations for sunburn last summer.

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