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Sun Safety

Sun Safety

The sun in Queensland is very strong and you may find that your skin burns easily if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

 Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Skin cancer and skin damage are caused by being exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR). To avoid getting burnt and risk developing skin cancer you can protect your skin from the sun by:

  • minimising your time in the sun between 10am and 3pm
  • seeking shade where possible
  • wearing suitable clothing that provides good sun protection including a hat and UV protective sunglasses
  • applying SFP 30+ broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen 20 minutes before you go out into the sun.

Visit the Sun Smart website for more information.

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