Ultraviolet radiation and the INTERSUN Programme

Individual protection against UV

Preventing UV damage - it's up to you!

UV damage is mostly avoidable. The rise in the incidence of skin cancers over the past decades is strongly related to increasingly popular outdoor activities and recreational exposure. Overexposure to sunlight is widely accepted as the underlying cause for harmful effects on the skin, eye and possibly the immune system. Many people consider intensive sunbathing to be normal – even if their skin doesn't. A tan may be cosmetically desirable and has established itself as a symbol of attractiveness and good health. But there is nothing healthy about a tan! It results from your skin trying to prevent further damage. Experts believe that four out of five cases of skin cancer could be prevented. And adopting simple precautions can make all the difference!

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