Between May and August 2022, the Be UV Aware campaign will be running again and this year will specifically focus on raising awareness on how to choose and use sunscreen.
The Be UV Aware campaign is led by the PHA and Cancer Focus NI on behalf of the multi-agency group responsible for implementation of the Dept of Health in NI’s skin cancer prevention strategy.
Despite our moderate climate, skin cancer is the most common cancer in Northern Ireland. However, 4 in 5 cases can be prevented. Did you know UV damage to your skin cells can start before your skin tans or burns? Often we don’t realise when our skin is being damaged, so it is important to be UV aware in order to stay safe in the sun.
The UV index is a much more accurate way of determining your risk of skin and eye damage than just relying on the air temperature. Did you know UV levels can be high enough to damage your skin even on cool or overcast days? When it’s 3 or more, we need to protect our skin and eyes.
Video 1 – choosing a sunscreen:
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/pGI3YzRIVYk
Video 2 – when to apply sunscreen:
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/D5sYSgrD9d0
For more information click here.