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Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

These two New Zealand teens have created a visual reminder to reapply sunscreen in hopes that their efforts will raise awareness about skin cancer and Melanoma. ¬†Danielle¬†Watt and Sarah Mount are participating in a school program called Young Enterprise. Taking sun safety into their own hands they created the Exposure Band, which looks like a rubber watch. The Exposure Band is a sensor that changes color when the wearer needs to apply more sunscreen. When …

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Melanoma cases likely to decline

Article found on stuff.co.nz: *New Zealand could lose its unenviable reputation as the skin-cancer centre of the world thanks to climate change.* Extreme levels of ultra-violet (UV) radiation caused by clear skies and bright sunshine kill between 250 and 300 Kiwis a year, giving New Zealand the highest death rate from melanoma in the world. However, there may be cause for celebration, with some scientists believing that by the second half of this century the …

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