Women heed sun warnings
AUSTRALIAN women are almost twice as likely as men to protect themselves against skin cancer by wearing sunscreen every day. A consumer survey found that while 27 per cent of females wore sunscreen every day, only 15 per cent of males did. This is the first sunscreen study by consumer ratings agency Canstar Blue. The survey also showed Australians still had a long way to go when it came to protecting their skin from the sun. Of the respondents who liked to tan, a quarter still preferred to do so through sunbaking without sunscreen protection.