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Invest in skin cancer prevention strategies

While progress is being made, WA still has among the highest skin cancer rates in the world. To tackle this, we propose the following strategies as a starting point;

  • Install UV meters in all WA high schools. The meters display the UV level in real time, helping staff and students to understand exactly when sun protection is needed and empowering them to take protective action.
  • Offer incentives to local government authorities to improve and/or build shade structures in local parks, gardens, pools and recreation areas.

We call on the next state government to invest $750k per annum for 4 years to install UV meters in schools and offer incentives for better shade in community areas.

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