Summer Sun Safety

While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you’re not getting too much of a good thing. Australia is the capital for skin cancer across the world. Skin cancer accounts for over 80% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year. Each year more than 11, 500 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma. An estimated 434, 000 Australians are also treated for other types of skin cancer. There are five simple steps you can take to avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun by practicing proper sun protection. This summer, enjoy the sun but also protect yourself!

SLIPon some clothing to cover up

SLOPon your sunscreen

SLAPon a hat

SEEKshade where possible

SLIDEon some sunglasses

Check out this video, which shows the importance of sunscreen.

While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you’re not getting too much of a good thing. Australia is the capital for skin cancer across the world. Skin cancer accounts for over 80% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year. Each year more than 11, 500 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma. An estimated 434, 000 Australians are also treated for other types of skin cancer. There are five simple steps you can take to avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun by practicing proper sun protection. This summer, enjoy the sun but also protect yourself!

SLIPon some clothing to cover up

SLOPon your sunscreen

SLAPon a hat

SEEKshade where possible

SLIDEon some sunglasses

Check out this video, which shows the importance of sunscreen.

Page published: 28 November 2019, 11:00