Dermatologists fear cost deterring UK families from buying sunscreen
Source: The Guardin, June 2023
Leading dermatologists fear deprived families could shun sunscreen due to its cost, as some experts call for a voucher scheme giving children and those in need free access.
Melanoma skin cancer is on the rise and 4,000 cases annually are linked to poverty, according to the Melanoma Focus charity.
Prof Mabs Chowdhury, the president of the British Association of Dermatologists, said sunscreen was “one of the important tools at our disposal against the preventable risk of skin cancer”.