UV exposure all adds up to cancer risk

A NEW Cancer Council SA campaign titled UV – It All Adds Up will highlight the irreversible damage of radiation to the skin.

The campaign highlights that every time skin is exposed to UV radiation the damage adds up, which in turn leads to an increased risk of skin cancer.

With recent statistics showing 194,000 South Australian adults are still getting burnt on an average summer weekend, the message is particularly important as UV levels hit the extreme range and outdoor activities increase.

Cancer Council SA education and information manager Joanne Rayner said UV radiation was the major cause of skin cancer.

“Exposure of


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