Tips to Staying SunSmart

Author: Shop First Aid   Date Posted:12 September 2014 

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?

In 2011 alone, more than 2000 people died from skin cancer.

Skin cancer is caused by too much ultraviolet exposure. When in the summer sun for 15 minutes it can cause your skin to burn. Even on cloudy or windy days, you can still burn!

Skin cancer is a disease that can be prevented by following these five steps:

SLIP on protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible

SLOP on some sunscreen

SLAP on a hat

SEEK shade

SLIDE on some sunglasses

Now that the sun is shining, follow these above steps to stay SunSmart!

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