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If you go down to the beach today.

December 13, 2009

You are going to get an earful of Ben Lee. Well, that is if you go to one of Sydney’s beaches any time soon! The Cancer Council NSW have commissioned a 5 second jingle which will play every hour to remind people to apply or re-apply their sun tan lotion.  Having listened to the mini tune on the radio today I think that it will do the trick.  Hearing that more than twice would send me packing!

Come Outside and Play.

You can hear the tune by clicking through here.

Having said that the tune sucks I have to say that skin cancer is no joke. Melanoma is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and often has tragic outcomes. Safe sunbathing is about much more than just suncream as no cream gives 100% protection.  Unless you are lucky enough to have the darkest of skin naturally our beaches should really be avoided between 11-3pm and used with respect between 10-11 and 3-5pm.  At other times a hat, sunglasses, clothing and sunscreen should do the trick.

So, while the new sunsafe tune is a trifle tedious if it manages to remind just a handful of people to slip, slop, slap then it may just be worth it. 

Let us just remember though that the sun is NOT our enemy and should not be feared. We can all embrace our place under the sun by engaging the best sunscreen that we possess – our brains. 

The Naked Sunscreen article “Come Outside” is available by clicking here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 15, 2009 8:25 pm

    What a useful post here. Very informative for me..TQ friends…

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