2022 media releases

SunSmart desperately urges Victorians to Slip, Slop, Slap themselves away from emergency departments

Wednesday 2 March 2022
SunSmart is pleading with Victorians not to become complacent with their sun protection, as new data shows 2020–2021 recorded the highest number of sunburn presentations to emergency departments in Victoria since 2016–2017.

Cancer Council strongly urges Australians against aerosol sunscreens – new study shows they are ineffective in typical wind conditions

Sunday 13 February 2022
Cancer Council, along with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, are strongly urging Australians against using aerosol sunscreens for sun protection, after new research into their application efficacy found environmental factors such as wind dramatically lowered the ability of aerosol sunscreen to effectively provide protection against UV radiation.