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Most skin cancers are caused by over exposure to UV rays and despite our climate, the UK has the highest rates of skin cancer of any European country, for both children aged 0 – 14 and teenagers aged 15 – 19 (according to a recent study on skin cancer).
Shockingly, statistics show more people die every year from skin cancer in the UK than in Australia.
Of the 75,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year in the UK; around 9,000 are malignant melanoma
Melanoma is the most common cancer in young adults (aged 15-34) and over the last twenty-five years rates of melanoma in Britain have risen faster than any other major cancer.
Our focus on the education sector is essentially due to the fact that children are worryingly most at risk.
Sun exposure and particularly sunburn
before the age of 15 years can have a significant correlation with the incidence of skin cancer in later years.
" It has long been recognized that solar UVB has direct deleterious effects on a wide range of living organisms; for example, it can cause skin cancer and damage the retinal tissues of the eyes of mammals," said Daiqin Li of National University of Singapore, who is also an Adjunct Professor in Hubei University, China.
"Thus, it has generally been assumed that animals are unable to sense the presumably deleterious UVB wavelengths."Sun AllergyHuman SkinUV Index