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We’re back!

With the summer festival season in full swing, Cal chats with the SunSmart Manager Heather Walker about how you can look after your largest organ — your skin, and skin cancer. Together they discuss tanning and skin cancer in LGBTI communities, debug misconceptions about sun protection, and run through when there is cause for concern.

 

Want to know what hours of the day you need to be concerned about sun protection? Download the SunSmart App for daily updates customised to your location in Australia.

 

UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer, as well as sunburn, tanning and premature ageing, but the problem is none of our senses can detect UV. It’s not like sunlight, that we can see, or the sun’s heat, which we can feel. The #seeUV app gives a visual indication of the UV light around you as well as a filter for what the damage caused may look like on your own face:

 

 

Check out some resources form this week’s podcast!

Cancer Council Victoria: www.cancer.org.au

SunSmart: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/

SunSmart app: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/tools/interactive-tools/free-sunsmart-app

#seeUV app: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/seeuv/id1300960963?mt=8

This show, Episode #605 originally aired Monday January 8th 2018

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About the author: Michael

 

Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.
joy.org.au/wellwellwell

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!
joy.org.au/hideandseek

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.

 

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