Hong Kong skin cancer rates set to rise, as victims speak on the risks of a life in the sun

Source: South Chinese Morning Post, July 2017

With more Hongkongers chasing golden tans than 15 years ago, experts say skin cancer cases will continue to climb in the coming years. For many who grew up on beaches or work outdoors, the damage has already been done.

Most weekends you will find Scott Burton out on his surfboard or going for a swim at one of Hong Kong’s beaches.

“I love surfing and swimming and doing triathlons,” he tells me after a recent two-kilometre open water swim. “I grew up on the beach, so the beach was always part of my life, and even living in Hong Kong I try to keep it the same way.”

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