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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C
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# Your Say
Poll: Do you wear sunscreen when out in the sun?
What do you do to make sure your skin is protected from harmful UV rays?

IRELAND HAS ONE of the highest skin cancer rates in the world with one in eight men and one in 10 women in Ireland developing skin cancer, the mortality rate is also rising with around 100 people dying each year from melanoma.

The Irish Daily Mail are reporting today that our love for binge tanning is leading to record levels of skin cancer in younger people after a study found that levels of sunburn in Irish children is unique when compared to our British neighbours.

As the current heatwave continues, the Irish Cancer Society advises everyone to “slap on sunscreen” with a SPF of 15 or higher and to reapply it every two hours.

But for some people sun protection and harmful UV rays is the last things on their minds when out enjoying the sunshine.

So today, we want to know: Do you wear sunscreen when out in the sun?

Poll Results:

No (2280)
Sometimes (1288)
Yes (1230)

Read: Melanoma Awareness Month: 100 people die of melanoma every year in Ireland>

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