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Many Kiwis still aren't being sun smart, according to new research


Many New Zealanders aren't being sun smart, according to new research by the University of Otago.

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New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma in the world – this may be one reason why. Source: Breakfast

In a study of over 2500 adults and children in outdoor areas across Wellington, only 4.3 per cent of people wore sun hats and only 10.7 per cent were in the shade during peak hours.

New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma in the world.