Parents Urged To Be SunSmart When Protecting Children And Babies Against Harmful Effects Of Sun

Parents are being urged to be SunSmart when it comes to protecting children and babies against the harmful effects of the sun.

SunSmart, an initiative by the HSE, aims to remind parents of the dangers of exposure to UV rays particularly for children.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, with over 13,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

HSE Clinical lead on Dermatology Professor Anne Marie Tobin said the highest possible sun factor should be applied to children’s exposed skin:

“Children really, really need a Factor 50 on the exposed sites, like the face and the back of the hands. And then clothing: either you can buy those UV protected suits, the sort of all-in-one, and then you’re only trying to put sunblock on the hands or the forearms and lower leg”.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



0:00 0:00