Skin Cancer: Slide in slip, slop, slap

18 Jan 2021 - Skin

Queensland is sitting on a skin cancer time bomb with more than half of adults and nearly as many children being sunburnt in figures that show the state has forgotten the Slip, Slop, Slap message. In a shocking report card, Queensland Health data shows 49 per cent of adults and 45 per cent of children were sunburnt in the past 12 months. That’s nearly 2.4 million people suffering serious sun damage, with almost 10 per cent being scorched so badly they had blistering burns. Even more worrying for cancer experts is the finding that 32 per cent of Queensland children had been burnt five or more times.

Sunday Tasmanian; 17/01/2021; Page 16; Sunday Mail Brisbane; 17/01/2021; Page 25​