Australians have a love for the outdoors and a great appreciation of sunshine. With that appreciation comes understanding, and with that understanding, a healthy respect of the sun. Produced by Clinuvel clinuvel.com
In Australia, sun safety is paramount and education starts early. Year round, Australians are exposed to high levels of UV; two in three Australians are expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 80. Education in sun awareness is essential: even during a Melbourne winter UV levels can be high and skin damage can occur on overcast days.
Recognising the potentially harmful properties of both controlled artificial light and natural light, at Clinuvel we have built an Australian company to compliment Australia's awareness of light and UV. We use this understanding in our research into medicinal photoprotection.
Information on skin, melanin, UV and light
Being SunSmart: A Guide for Primary Schools
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agencys (ARPANSA) UV Index Models:
Staples M, Elwood M, Burton R, Williams J, Marks R, Giles G. Non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia: the 2002 national survey and trends since 1985. Medical Journal of Australia 2006; 184: 610.
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
International Agency for Research on Cancer