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Being SunSmart when UV levels are 3 and above is an important public health and community message, and Cancer Council ACT can assist your efforts to share this message at your next outdoor event.
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Yes. Occupational UV exposure is a serious workplace hazard and under current WH&S legislation ACT schools (PCBU) and teachers (Worker) have a shared responsibility to provide a safe working environment, this includes working safely outdoors.
Of course they do, care still needs to be taken in the sun. Even though the incidence of skin cancer is significantly lower among naturally very dark-skinned people, skin cancers, including melanoma can still occur but are often detected at a later, and far more dangerous stage.
No, however children who do choose to wear sunnies should be encouraged by staff, carers and parents in these services.
It is not common for children to be allergic to sunscreen, however in the case a child may be allergic to a specific sunscreen provided by the service or school then parents should notify the service/school about this.
Most people apply too little sunscreen. This results in sunscreen users achieving an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) significantly less than is specified on the product label (between 50-80% less).
The Cancer Council ACT's SunSmart Schools Program does not recommend wearing hats under helmets. Hats under helmets may interfere with peripheral vision and reduce external noise, two important elements to riding safely.
Heat discomfort and protection from skin and eye damage are quite different. Infrared radiation (heat) from the sun gives us warmth but doesn’t burn or damage our skin cells.