Suns safe these holidays

Christmas isn’t complete without enjoying the great outdoors so sun safety is a must this holiday season to avoid a nasty burn and reduce your risk of sun cancers.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said with longer days and shorter nights, preparation was key to enjoying the warm summer weather.

“The sun is staying up longer and the days are getting hotter so don’t forget to be sun smart and stock up on the necessary supplies to be safe during the holidays,” Mr Vasta said.

“Check the weather before you leave the house and always carry a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and long sleeve shirts to limit your exposure to harsh UV rays.”

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillian said he encouraged residents to be proactive with protective measures against the hot sun.

“This Christmas we are asking Queenslanders to take sun safety seriously and follow our five recommended sun protective behaviours,” Ms McMillan said.

“Slip on protective clothing, Slop on SPF 30 or above broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on wrap-around sunnies.

“Remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, especially with the hot weather predicted for Queensland, and stay SunSmart when outdoors and the UV level is 3 or above.”

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