New data from a Cancer Council Victoria survey shows more than a third of Victorians do not know the correct indicator of sunburn risk – putting themselves and their families at risk of sun damage and ultimately skin cancer.
On the 10th anniversary of the death of anti-solarium campaigner Clare Oliver, Cancer Council Victoria and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are calling on Gumtree Australia to stop helping people trying to cash in on illegal solariums.
A new survey shows Victorian primary schools are leading the way in most sun protection measures, but need more support to increase sunscreen in the classroom.
It might be the middle of winter, but Mildura locals may already need to dig out their hats and sunscreen if they’re heading outdoors.
As people cover up against the cold, SunSmart is asking all Victorians to keep an eye on their skin for suspicious spots – especially men.
More than half of secondary school students are willing to put themselves at risk of skin cancer for the sake of a tan – despite knowing the risks.
More than 200 sunburn cases were treated by Victorian emergency departments in just 12 months, prompting warnings to use sun protection ahead of the Australia Day public holiday.
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