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Too much sun has been shown to cause skin damage and skin cancers. Yet many people, young people especially, still spend a lot of time in the sun. It is important to understand what you can do to protect your children from skin damage due to the sun.

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The Cancer Council Australia recommends:

  • Slip on protective clothing
  • Slop on SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • Slap on a hat
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunglasses

Remember to take extra care between 10am and 3pm when UV radiation is most intense. Reschedule outdoor events to avoid peak UV times. (Move outdoor events to earlier in the morning or late afternoon or evening.)

Cancer Council Australia

Raising Children Network  

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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