Changing perceptions of solaria and cancer risk: the role of the media

Geoffrey Jalleh, Robert J Donovan, Chad Lin and Terry Slevin
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01867.x
Published online: 16 June 2008

To the Editor: In recent years, solaria have multiplied across Australia. Solaria can emit higher concentrations of ultraviolet radiation than the midday summer sun.1 As exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a risk factor for skin cancer, including melanoma,2 it is not surprising that there is mounting evidence that solarium use increases melanoma risk.1,3-4

  • Geoffrey Jalleh1
  • Robert J Donovan2
  • Chad Lin1
  • Terry Slevin3

  • 1 Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Social Marketing Research Unit, School of Marketing, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
  • 3 The Cancer Council Western Australia, Perth, WA.



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