ARE YOU AWARE OF SKIN CANCER AT WORK?
Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week, according to researchers based at Imperial College London.
They further estimate that there are 48 deaths and 241 cases of melanoma skin cancer each year in Britain caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun at work.
Dr Lesley Rushton, lead researcher from Imperial College London, said: “We’ve shown previously that people often don’t understand the risks of damage caused by sun in the UK. But this research shows you don’t have to work in the Mediterranean or a traditionally sunny country for the sun to damage your skin”.