Tag: sun safety

Not-for-profits urged to apply for SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are helping turn the Sunshine State into the SunSmart State by protecting younger generations from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Queensland not-for-profit organisations catering for children and young people aged 0-18 years are now able to apply for much-needed shade through the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.…

Plan ahead to avoid long weekend burn, Cancer Council warns

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As millions prepare for the long weekend, Cancer Council Queensland is reminding people to plan ahead to enjoy the time off – without the burn! UV levels are expected to remain extreme throughout the entire weekend, even if the sun is not out – putting Queenslanders at risk of skin damage and sunburn. Cancer Council…

Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Beat the heat this summer: 7 tips to exercise safely

Warm, sunny days are perfect for heading outdoors and having fun, but with extreme heat sure to hit Queensland this summer, it’s time to start considering how you will get active safely and consistently. Exercising in hot or humid conditions can put extra stress on your body and lead to dehydration and heat illness. While…

Cancer Council Queensland issues heatwave warning

Cancer Council Queensland is urging all Queenslanders to stay safe and SunSmart today, with temperatures expected to top around 40 degrees in some parts of the State. The heatwave is hitting Queensland unseasonably early this year, with the UV Index also expected to reach extreme levels. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan warned of…

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