Skin Cancer: Teens’ burning issue

02 Mar 2021 - Skin

Victorian teens are becoming sunburnt rather than sun smart due to a lack of awareness of the sun’s dangers, new data shows. Teenagers made up a third of the 177 people sent to hospital for sunburn treatment this summer, and Heather Walker, of Cancer Council’s SunSmart program, wants more done to stop them being burnt. “The high number of teens getting burnt badly enough to require hospital treatment shows how important it is to cover up when the UV is three and above. This message is getting lost somewhere,” she said.

Herald Sun; 02/03/2021; Page 3