Kōrero: Health and society

Being 'sun smart'

Too much exposure to the sun without adequate protection can cause skin cancer in later life. Parents are encouraged to teach their children to be 'sun smart' between September and April. This means applying sunblock, wearing hats, sunglasses and light clothing, and taking breaks in the shade. This video highlights the life-threatening consequences childhood sunburn can have.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Lifestyle and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/30745/being-sun-smart (accessed 30 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018