Turns Out ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ Saved A Bunch Of Lives

Source: 10 Daily, October 2019

A survey of more than 13,000 people in Melbourne over a 30-year period has shown a rapid increase in the use of sun protection in the decade after the program’s launch, new research reveals.

The study, undertaken by Cancer Council Victoria, found the likelihood of people using one or more sun protection behaviours on summer weekends was three times higher in the 90s than before SunSmart began.

It was 1981 when Sid the Seagull first danced his way across TV screens, asking us to protect ourselves from the sun while out and about.

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