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Repro Free: Dublin 28/04/2014
Met Éireann’s Gerry Murphy and Nuala Carey with the help of Alex McDonnell (age 5) from Rathgar were on hand to map out how to be SunSmart this Summer season by following SunSmart Code.
Skin cancer cases in Ireland have now reached over 10,000 annually for the first time, according to the Irish Cancer Society who today launched their annual SunSmart campaign. The Society is urging the public to be SunSmart over the coming months and reduce their risk of skin cancer.
The public can simply follow the four steps of the SunSmart Code for the best protection and check the Society’s UV Index daily (available on www.cancer.ie/uvindex ) to find out how high UV levels are in their area. If the UV Index is three or higher it is important to protect the skin when outdoors by following the SunSmart Code. Picture Andres Poveda