Be SunSmart!

SunSmart is a free program which partners with schools and services to develop and implement a best-practice sun protection policy.

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A SunSmart membership can help schools and services:

  • reduce exposure to UV and future skin cancer risk
  • meet sun protection regulatory and duty of care requirements
  • access current evidence-based information, resources, advice and support
  • influence good sun protection behaviours through education
  • benefit the whole school community including children, staff, parents and carers!
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Understanding UV radiation

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer in Australia.

UV is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging our skin without us knowing.

In NSW, UV levels are high enough to damage unprotected skin most months of the year. Sun protection is recommended whenever the UV level is 3 or above.

Our free UV Alert widget shows the daily UV index ratings and sun protection times for your location. Embed the UV Alert widget onto your website to stay up to date with the UV and help others know when to be SunSmart.

 

Get SunSmart in just 3 steps!

Check out our new SunSmart hat-wearing toolkit!

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