As caregivers, we are often responsible for ensuring not only our own sun safety, but also for that of clients we serve. Therefore, it is critical that we are well informed and prepared to meet their needs.
As the following important information from The Canadian Cancer Society quotes…
“It’s not about avoiding the sun. It’s about enjoying the sun safely by protecting your skin and your eyes,”
|Rates of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, continue to rise in Canada even though it is one of the most preventable cancers. Surveys have shown that Canadians have low awareness of sun safety and poor sun safety behaviors.
The Canadian Cancer Society has released updated sun safety recommendations, following collaboration with national health partners. This marks the first time in 20 years that there has been a nationwide consensus on how Canadians should best protect themselves from the sun.
Key updates to sun safety recommendations:
Don’t forget to:
“It’s not about avoiding the sun. It’s about enjoying the sun safely by protecting your skin and your eyes,” says Dr Loraine Marrett, senior scientist at Cancer Care Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society encourages Canadians to enjoy the sun safely by protecting their skin and eyes. Read more about our updated Sun Safety Information
Your support for the Canadian Cancer Society ensures that fewer people will be at risk of cancer through cancer prevention initiatives such as sun safety.
Drake Medox College wishes you all a very safe and sunny summer!
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