SunSmart Victoria sends out strong warning, ‘Don’t Let Cancer In’
We all love spending time outdoors with friends and family, from the bush to beaches we are lucky to live in this beautiful state. However, being outdoors in Victoria means we’re exposed to some of the harshest and most dangerous levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the world.

Repeated exposure to sun’s UV radiation can cause skin cancer. When UV radiation hits our exposed skin, it causes damage to the cells’ genetic material also known as DNA. This DNA damage can evolve into skin cancer and have deadly consequences including spreading to vital organs like your lungs, liver and brain. 

But the good news is skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.

That’s why we’re sharing SunSmart Victoria’s latest skin cancer prevention campaign called, ‘Don’t Let Cancer In’, which highlights the risks of skin cancer and reminds Victorians of the importance of using sun protection when the UV index hits 3.

We want our community to know their risk of UV radiation when visiting our school.

SunSmart’s new campaign, which runs over summer, is calling for Victorians to not let cancer in when they go out. As it is repeated exposure to the sun’s UV radiation which can cause skin cancer including the deadliest form, melanoma.

It’s during everyday activities, such as walking the dog or gardening, when people may not realise, they are still being exposed to UV. SunSmart is encouraging and reminding people when they go out to not to let cancer in.

Learn more about UV radiation and SunSmart’s new campaign at