Melanoma Could be Cut by Nearly 35pc by 2031, Sunscreen Study Reveals

Source: ABC News, January 2018

We all know the benefits of using sunscreen — the slip, slop, slap messages have been driven home for decades.

But now for the first time, just how beneficial applying sunscreen is has been measured in a study by Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

The study found if all Australians used sunscreen regularly, the incidence of melanoma could be reduced by 34 per cent by 2031, which is more than 28,000 fewer people being diagnosed with melanoma.

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