Opinion: We are still that sunburnt country

Source: Blacktown Sun, November 2017

Aussies are forgetting to slip on a shirt for protection from the sun, leading to an alarming number of adults getting sunburnt on summer weekends.

The latest Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey reveals 17 per cent of NSW residents over the age of 18 get sunburnt on the weekend during summer.

That’s 881,000 adults damaging their skin on a weekend for three months out of every year.

The survey figures reveal that the proportion of adults wearing a shirt for sun protection has decreased from 19 per cent to 17 per cent in the past three years.

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