Sun awareness resources
Canadian Dermatology Association
This bilingual site provides public education on all aspects of skin care including sun awareness and safety, several practical sections on sun protection, including the role of sunscreen in an overall sun protection program. Photographs of normal and atypical moles can also be found on the site.
Environment Canada UV Index
This site contains information about the UV Index and the ozone layer. There are sections for student and teachers and for travellers to the USA, the Carribean and Mexico. Links are provided to other sun protection sites.
Health Canada Sun Safety
Health Canada’s Smart Summer Fun section provides information on the ozone layer, skin cancer, sunglasses and the UV Index. A search of other sections of Health Canada’s site will reveal information on tanning salons and tanning under lights.
Sun Safe Nova Scotia
This site contains information about promoting sun safety in school, childcare, and recreation communities through education and public policy.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.