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Date PostedAugust 29, 2018

Study Reveals The Importance of Sunscreen in Fighting Melanoma

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In a study conducted by the University of Sydney, it was revealed that Australians between 18 and 40 years old who used sunscreen regularly during their childhood had a reduced risk of developing melanoma by 40 per cent as compared with non-users.

The study shows that childhood and adulthood use of sun protection is crucial in the fight against melanoma and other skin diseases.

As construction workers we are likely to spend much of our day outdoors, in the harsh sun. It’s important that we always use sunscreen, even in Winter.

Sadly the macho culture of the industry has led to many people shunning the use of sunscreen. The study found in general females were more likely to use sunscreen or people who suffered sunburn. Even if we don’t immediately notice the effects of the sun, like sunburn, it’s important that we are protecting ourselves in the short and long term by using sunscreen daily and re-applying regularly.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/07/world-first-study-reveals-sunscreen-reduces-melanoma-risk-40-percent-young-people/#.W3qIDbglE1l

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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