Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Sunning your buns
As a very pale skinned Brit, I stay out of the sun otherwise my English rose complexion rapidly takes on all the charm of an over ripe tomato. More importantly, the worry of skin cancer is another motivating factor to maintain that 'white as a sheet' look us Brits often get teased about.
While I moved to the country with the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, Australia is not alone in facing the battle with this cancer. Even my fellow Brits back in the home country are now experiencing higher rates of skin cancer.
I'd like therefore to draw your attention to a key study currently being undertaken to examine how we behave in the sun and our attitudes towards tanning and skin cancer.
You can read more about the study here. If you have 20 minutes to spare, I urge you to please consider spending on this survey. Someone in the future may well thank you for it.
Disclaimer: Any resemblence to HP in the above picture is purely coincidental. :)