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Outdoor workers have a higher than average risk of skin cancer

Across the nation, many Australians work outdoors, for example building and construction workers, landscapers, police and traffic officers, as well as swimming pool and beach lifeguards.

People who work outdoors receive up to ten times more sun exposure and UV radiation than people who work indoors. Outdoor workers are exposed to the sun for long periods of time throughout their working life. All this UV exposure adds up, placing people who work outdoors at a particularly high risk of developing skin cancer.



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