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Are you Sun Smart? Webinar

Event Time 11.30am
Venue Online
A webinar to raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer and UV exposure in the farming community


Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland, yet is largely preventable by protecting skin from ultraviolet radiation from the sun.  In Ireland, UV from the sun is strongest from April to September between 11am-3pm, even when it is cloudy. Most people living in Ireland have fair skin, the type which burns easily and tans poorly, so are at high risk of UV damage and skin cancer.

Join us on Wednesday, 21 April from 11.30am - 1pm along with representatives from the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society who will advise what you can do to protect yourself against the risks of skin cancer and UV exposure on your farm in the months ahead.  

Speakers at the Webinar will include:

  • Kevin O’Hagan, Health Promotion Manager, Irish Cancer Society
  • Barbara McGrogan, Research Scientist, National Cancer Control Programme
  • Lynn Swinburne, Senior Health Promotion Officer, National Screening Service
  • Maria McEnery, Prevention Co-ordinator, National Cancer Control Programme

The Webinar will be chaired by Dr John McNamara, Teagasc Health and Safety Specialist.