Effective shade structures

Kay R Coppa and John S Greenwood
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00302.x
Published online: 17 April 2006

To the Editor: We were pleased to read Turnbull and Parisi’s short piece on the effectiveness of shade structures, highlighting the challenges of ensuring adequate and effective shade protection, particularly in children’s settings.1 Cancer councils in various states have long recognised these challenges and provided assistance to those who design or manage facilities for children, in the form of training workshops, resources and guidelines.

  • Kay R Coppa1
  • John S Greenwood2

  • 1 Skin Cancer Prevention, The Cancer Council NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 WebShade Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

John Greenwood owns shares in, and is a Director of, WebShade Pty Ltd.


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