Educating young Australians about the danger of ultraviolet radiation.
Over-exposure to UV radiation can significantly increase the risk of skin cancer.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, yet a Cancer Council Victoria survey has revealed that more than a third of Victorians can’t identify the main cause of sunburn.
This lack of knowledge places themselves and their families at risk of sun damage and ultimately skin cancer.
“UV is not like sunlight that we can see, or the sun’s heat, which we can feel. We usually don’t realise how strong the rays are until the damage has already been done.” Heather Walker – SunSmart Manager