The SunSense UV Photobus, which can check ultra-violet damage to skin, will be in the Maude St Mall today from 9am to 5pm.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON November 8, 2012 11:36am
Those planning to spend summer outside in the sun can have their skin checked for free at Shepparton today.
The SunSense UV Photobus uses special technology to reveal the ultra-violet damage to a person’s skin.
Skin checks also involve the calculation of a score out of 100 based on a person’s UV photograph showing freckles, moles, pigmentation or sun spots.
The lower the score, the more sun-damaged a person’s skin is.
The program started last year and will travel to 21 towns during summer.
Ego Pharmaceuticals development and research chief Kerryn Grieve said Australia had the highest number of melanoma cases in the world.
One person dies of skin cancer every eight hours in Australia.
More than 1000 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer daily.
‘‘We hope the (program) will help get Australian heads out of the sand and thinking more seriously about day-to-day protection and how it can benefit our skin,’’ Dr Grieve said.
Program ambassador and television personality Carrie Bickmore encouraged Shepparton people to have their skin checked.
‘‘I’m 100 per cent in support of a program that focuses on personalised advice and education that’s available to everyone for free,’’ Ms Bickmore said.
‘‘The UV camera reveals the hidden damage that is invisible to the naked eye — just because you can’t see it on the surface, doesn’t mean that it’s not there.’’
The SunSense UV Photobus will be at Maude St Mall from 9
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