Care in the Sun was set up as part of the Northern Ireland Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy. The Department of Health’s Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy and Action Plan 2011-2021 was launched in July 2011 and aims to reduce the incidence of skin cancer, and deaths from it, in Northern Ireland.
CARE IN THE SUN
Anyone can develop skin cancer, whatever their skin colour. However, certain skin types are more at risk from the effects of UV radiation than others.
Too much ultraviolet (UV) light, either from natural sunlight or from artificial sources such as sunbeds, is the main cause of 80% of skin cancers.
Sunbeds, tanning booths and lamps give out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that damage your skin and can make it look wrinkled, older or leathery.