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Sun Protection In Australia
Wear lots of sun protection whilst travelling in Australia. Make sure you’re protected all the time, even when it looks cloudy.
Apply it 20 minutes before you’re exposed to the sun.
As the Aussies say, “Slip, slop, slap”. Reapply throughout the day and after going for a swim, even if the bottle says it’s water resistant.
Wearing a hat and sunglasses will protect your eyes, head and neck and limit the nasty effects of sunstroke.
You’ll find UV warnings and up to date information on sun protection in Australia here.
The Hole In The Sky
Australians take sun protection very seriously – and with good reason.
There are around 270,000 cases of skin cancer in Australia every year. Those statistics aren’t helped by the fact that the earth’s ozone layer layer is thinner over Australia.
If you’re used to European UV levels, the ferocity of the sun in Australia can be startling and will burn you nastily if you’re unprepared.
Please take care.
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