Why do you have to be Sunsmart?

By: Alexandria Gaza

Why is skin cancer a concern in Australia?

Because most people go out in the sun in Australia. The UV radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer. Australians should also be concerned because people with fair skin, freckled skin, skin that burns easily, light eyes and blond or red hair has the greatest risk of skin cancer.

Facts of skin cancer!!!

Over 750,000 people Australians are treated for skin cancer, that's over 2,000 people every day.

Around 2,000 people die from skin cancer every year.

In 2013, 374 people died from melanoma.

89% of Victorians are alive five years following a diagnose of melanoma.

Why do we wear sunscreen?

Because if we didn't wear sunscreen you could have a chance of skin cancer like the ones above. 75% of us don't put suncreen on everyday, but sunscreen is one of the tools you can buy for anti-ageing, 90% of people are ageing is because they don't put sunscreen on.