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Becoming more sun safe and sun smart

fun in the sunOrganizations, communities and governments across Nova Scotia are coming together to address an important health issue: sun safety.

Seven years ago the Sun Safe Nova Scotia (SSNS) coalition, coordinated by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, was formed. Since then important steps have been taken to inform and inspire individuals and groups to think – and act – safely while out in the hot, sunny weather.

“We work with agencies and organizations to help them establish environments that encourage sun safety,” says Judy Purcell, Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Prevention Coordinator. “In establishing sun safety policies, organizations are helping to protect staff, volunteers, clients and participants – including children.”

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