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Sun protection

Woman sitting cross legged in park wearing shorts, t-shirt and a broad brimmed hat and applying sunscreen to bare arms
10 March 2022

A review led by ARPANSA has shown that sunscreen is safe to use and, when applied correctly, reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn.

8 July 2020

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28 November 2018

Information for New Zealand consumers and manufacturers

Information for consumers

This was an in vivo study investigating the effect

23 November 2017

Assistant Minister for Health, The Hon Dr David Gillespie and Cancer Council Victoria Prevention Director Craig Sinclair officially named ARPANSA a SunSmart workplace.

8 September 2017

A list of products that provide sun protection.

20 June 2017

There is well established evidence that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can lead to skin cancer. Sunscreens are an effective method of sun protection when used with a combination of other protective measures.

Series of triangular shade sails blocking sections of a cloudy sky.
20 June 2017

Shade fabric, also known as shadecloth, is a popular method of providing climate control in greenhouses and nurseries for plants and for providing shade for people outdoors. We operate a service for measuring effectiveness of shade fabrics for sun protection

A folded white t-shirt with an attached ARPANSA UPF Certification Trade Mark swing tag.
20 June 2017

The UPF Certification Trade Mark is an Australian government trademark that is used to label sun protective clothing.

20 June 2017

There is well established evidence that exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can lead to skin cancer. Broad-brimmed hats, bucket hats and legionnaire-style hats are effective methods of sun protection to the head, ears, face and neck when used with a combination of other protective measures.

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