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74 Percent Believe Businesses Should Provide Sunscreen for their Employees

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancer. However, according to a 2016 survey Deb Group commissioned, 71 percent of outdoor workers are not provided sunscreen by their employer’s to use at work.1

 

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Topics: UV skin protection, Sun Protection, sun protection for outdoor workers

Top 3 Sunscreen Myths Debunked

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world? How about the fact that getting a painful sunburn, just once every two years, can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer?1 

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Topics: Sun Protection

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

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