UV exposure

The following charts present current statistics for regions based on the 2006 Second National Sun Survey. People with a history of severe sunburns are at greater risk for skin cancer. The survey also measured Canadians not using protective sun behaviours when in the sun for more than 30 minutes during peak hours: seeking shade and avoiding the sun, wearing protective clothing and a hat, wearing sunscreen SPF≥15 on face and body.

Provinces are grouped according to region: Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick), MB/SK (Manitoba and Saskatchewan). Data were not collected for Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut. 

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