Being outdoors is more fun when you’re sunsmart.

In 1981 the Cancer Council created a very successful sun safety campaign Slip Slop Slap. Did you know this campaign is still going strong and there are more recommendations to keep you and your family safe in the sun.

  • SLIP into a long-sleeved shirt and into the shade. Clothing made of fabric that has a tighter weave and darker colours will give greater protection from the sun.
  • SLOP on plenty of broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF50. Put sunscreen on at least 20 minutes before going outdoors. And put on more sunscreen every two hours or after being in the water.
  • SLAP on a hat with a wide-brim or a cap with flaps. More people get sunburn on their face and neck than any other part of the body.
  • SEEK a shady spot to keep out of the sun, particularly the hottest part of the day.
  • SLIDE (WRAP) on a pair of wrap-around sunglasses. UV rays are harmful to eyesight and skin.

Australia has one of the largest skin cancer issues in the world – every year almost 2000 Australians die from this preventable disease. Do your bit and educate your children from an early age. Just importantly keep yourself sun safe – so you have many happy and healthy years together!

Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide | Cancer Council

More Information

Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide: www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/causes-and-prevention/sun-safety/campaigns-and-events/slip-slop-slap-seek-slide

Sun Safety: www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/causes-and-prevention/sun-safety

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