Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities.

Generation SunSmart


Why baseball caps shouldn’t come to school

Eighty-four per cent of Western Australian primary schools have a legionnaire’s, bucket, or broad-brimmed hat as part of the uniform. There’s a reason for this – they are the best choice to protect kids from the sun and to reduce their risk of skin cancer. However, around 16% of primary schools (and most high schools) […]

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WA // Win $10 000 for shade competition winners announced

SunSmart and Cancer Council WA are pleased to announce the winner of 2018 $10 000 to spend on shade competition is: College Row School – Bunbury Congratulations to staff and students at College Row! This year, we also have 10 SunSmart packs to give away to: Yealering Primary School Shelley Primary School Carcoola Primary School, Pinjarra […]

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200,000 West Aussies now have reduced risk of skin cancer

More than 200,000 West Aussie kids have grown up with a reduced risk of skin cancer since Cancer Council WA’s SunSmart Schools started in 1998. SunSmart  WA Manager Mark Strickland said exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation during childhood and adolescence is a major cause of skin cancer later in life, and schools play an […]

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30 years of the Montreal Protocol – what it means for skin cancer

Many believe the ozone hole is a factor in our excessively high skin cancer rates in Australia. Stratospheric ozone does reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation (UV) reaching the Earth’s surface. In reality though the hole is confined to the South Polar Region and ozone depletion has made no appreciable difference to skin cancer rates […]

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