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Brisbane - Capital of the The Sunshine State
Brisbane is capital of the Cancer State!
Yes we suffer the highest incidence of sun cancers in the world. Don't add to the statistics.
Slip, Slop, Slap!
Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat,
Slip, Slop, Slap!
You can stop skin cancer - say: "Slip, Slop, Slap!" .............and
wrap on the sunnies to protect your eyes!
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SKIN CANCER AND THE SUN!
Skin cancer, something none of us want to get!
Queensland, and Brisbane, enjoy plenty of hours of sunlight in winter and summer.
People that come from the cooler climates, love this, they sit outside in the sun, they sunbake for hours on end, they lap up the beautiful weather!
This is quite ok, but remember to take precautions.
You may not look burnt at "THAT MOMENT" but later on inside, you may look like a rosy "Lobster!"
Also, on an overcast warm day, you will burn just as much as on a sunny clear sky day, a lot of people get caught, and do not wear sunscreen, BUT YOU DO NEED IT ON!
There is a program running which is called 'SLIP - SLOP - SLAP" to make people aware of the effects of the Sun.
SLIP...........ON SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
SLOP..........ON SPF30+ SUNSCREEN & REAPPLY EVERY 2 HOURS
SLAP..........ON A BROAD BRIMMED HAT
REMEMBER .......Minimise your time in the sun between 10am and 3pm
........................A legionnaire-style or bucket-style hat that will protect your face, neck and ears is excellent
AND ENJOY YOUR DAY AT THE BEACH OR IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
Watch the sun!!
One problem many people travelling to Brisbane and Australia in general is the sun. Unlike some places in the world, the sun here is very strong and can burn within minutes. If you're going to be outside for the day, it's best to put on sunscreen and wear a hat. Also have lots of water, especially in summer - dehydration and sunstroke are a good way to ruin a holiday. If you're going to be drinking alcohol outdoors, also bear this in mind, - a day in the sun makes a hangover even worse!!
Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer caused by the sun in the world due to the depletion of the ozone layer. Without protection you will start to burn after 15-20 mins.
Sunglasses are a necessity especially while driving or on the water. Wear hats (not necessarily an Acubra) and UV sunscreen and drink lots of water.
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