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The Importance Of Sun Safety In School

The importance of sun safety in school

 

What impact can Ultraviolet (UV) rays have on a child’s skin? Many are wary of the risks that UV rays pose, however it has been suggested that if exposure is minimal and controlled, these rays can stimulate a child’s metabolism, increase oxygen levels in the cells and boost the immune system.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Sun Protection, sunscreen

Stadium Sports Attract Fans and UV Rays

The summer sports season is here and whether its tennis, soccer or track and field – all stadium sports see a large numbers of fans flocking from all over the world to see their favourite teams, players, and athletes.

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Topics: Sun Protection, sun safety in public spaces, sunscreen, sun protection for outdoor workers

Survey Reveals Only 18 Percent of Outdoor Workers Always Wear Sunscreen at Work

The World Health Organization confirmed that the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades. Currently, between 2 and 3 million skin cancers occur globally each year. One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer and more than 65,000 people worldwide die from melanoma each year. Outdoor workers, particularly construction workers, are at a very high risk of damaging sun exposure.

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Topics: Sun Protection

Be UV Aware – Minimising The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, with over 100,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year and 3 million in the United States . Shockingly, six people die from skin cancer a day in the UK, 27 in the US; a higher death toll than Australia, a country with a naturally warmer climate.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Outdoor workers

Sun Protection: A Universal Perspective

As part of its commitment to skin care and protecting workers worldwide, every year Deb launches its annual Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers Campaign, focusing on the prevalence of skin cancer amongst outdoor workers and highlighting the importance of sun protection in the workplace. The prevalence of skin cancer is on the rise and not just in the U.S. and North America, but worldwide. The World Health Organization has confirmed that the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past several decades. Currently, between 2 and 3 million skin cancers occur globally each year. One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer, and more than 65,000 people worldwide die from melanoma each year.  Additionally, skin cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all cancers combined.1

 

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Topics: Sun Protection

Nano-sized titanium dioxide in sunscreens - friend or foe?

Exposure of the skin to the sun has always been a concern in all civilizations, and this from the earliest age; the related skin damages ranging from burns to cancers. For ancient Greeks and Egyptians, zinc oxide, olive oil and various plant extracts (i.e. jasmine) were used to prevent skin dryness and to reduce the risk of skin burns. Shea butter and clay are still traditionally used in Africa for the same purpose.

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Topics: UV skin protection, Sun Protection, Skin cancer, Ultraviolet radiation

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