I found this bizzare, the Cancer Council Wikipedia webpage has broken links all through it..example:
….and no history on Cancer Council of Australia except this
the ex- CEO? Ian Olver is a Bio- Ethicist as well, mmm
The new CEO (not listed on the Cancer Council Wikipedia is Associate Professor Sanchia Aranda President-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva
where you find the likely suspects, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Open Society Institute (Soros) etc
…..this was a good comment to the article below – Mick Raven
Sunscreen safety myths fuelling fears against use by nearly half of Australians, survey shows
20th Oct 2017
Daily applications of sunscreen are being shunned by many Australians because people are concerned it is not safe to use that frequently, according to research.
A study by the Cancer Council Australia found only 55 per cent of Australians recognised it was safe to use sunscreen every day.
Of the 3,614 people surveyed, one-in-five people thought that using sunscreen regularly would result in not having enough vitamin D.
The findings, presented to the World Congress of Melanoma in Brisbane, showed 17 per cent believed sunscreens contained ingredients that were bad for their health.
Cancer Council Australia public health committee chair Craig Sinclair said he was concerned too many Australians were not trusting sunscreen at a time when the evidence was stronger than ever that it was safe and effective to use.
“Two-in-three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime,” Mr Sinclair said.
“Sunscreens in Australia are strictly regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to ensure that the ingredients they contain are safe and effective.”
He said sunscreen had been proven to prevent skin cancer, including the most deadly type — melanoma.
“Several studies have shown that sunscreen use in real life has minimal impact on vitamin D levels over time,” Mr Sinclair said.
“In summer most of us get enough vitamin D through incidental sun exposure.
“Deliberate excess sun exposure, even for those with a vitamin D deficiency, is never recommended.”
Sensitivities to sunscreen ‘very rare’
Australasian College of Dermatologists Associate Professor Stephen Shumack said sensitivities to sunscreen were very rare.
“A small number of Australians may experience sunscreen sensitivities that require follow-up with a health professional,” Professor Shumack said.
“Young babies in particular have sensitive skin — that’s why we don’t generally recommend widespread use of sunscreen in the first six months of life.”
He said the primary forms of sun protection should always be protective clothing, hats and sunglasses for babies and children of any age.
“For older children, sunscreen should only be used on the parts of the body left exposed,” Professor Shumack said.
Another problem lay with the amount of sunscreen people used.
Mr Sinclair said a teaspoon was needed for every limb, plus one for the front of the body, one for the back and one for the head.
“A full body application should be around 35 millilitres or seven teaspoons — it’s more than people think,” he said.
|Top 5 Sunscreen Myths – Cancer Council Australia|
|Myth 1||Sunscreen shouldn’t be used on a daily basis as it’s not safe
FALSE: Sunscreen and sunscreen ingredients are strictly regulated by the TGA to ensure it is safe and effective. It can be worn on a daily basis without harming your health and should be used alongside other forms of sun protection, whenever UV levels are 3 or above.
|Myth 2||Using sunscreen will stop you getting enough vitamin D
FALSE: A number of studies show sunscreen use in real life has minimal impact on Vitamin D levels. In summer, most Australians get enough Vitamin D through incidental sun exposure — for instance while walking to the shops at lunch. Even those who are Vitamin D deficient shouldn’t sunbake or skip sun protection.
|Myth 3||If you have a good sunscreen it’s enough to protect you from the sun
FALSE: Sunscreen should always be used in conjunction with protective clothing, seeking shade, a broadbrim hat and sunglasses. Sunscreen is not a suit of armour and shouldn’t be used to extend your time in the sun.
|Myth 4||Using a water resistant SPF50+ means you can stay in the sun longer without having to reapply
FALSE: Any sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or after swimming, sweating or towel drying, regardless of the level of water resistance advised on the bottle.
|Myth 5||You only need a little bit of SPF50+ to be protected
FALSE: To get the correct level of SPF you need to apply the right amount of sunscreen. This should be at least one teaspoon per limb, one for the front of the torso, one for the back, and one for the head. This is seven teaspoons (or 35ml) in total.