Daily Sunscreen Application Would Slash Melanoma Rates

Source: The Courier Mail, February 2018

DAILY sunscreen use by all Australians would slash melanoma rates by up to a third by the year 2031, research has found.

The study, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists, suggests more than 28,000 fewer melanomas would be diagnosed in Australia between now and 2031 if the population was vigilant about using sunscreen regularly over that time.

QIMR Berghofer’s cancer control group head David Whiteman said researchers estimated that in Australia, up to 90 per cent of the potentially deadly skin cancer was caused by sun exposure.

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