Katy Gallagher is disturbed that young people are following her diktats less assiduously than she would wish in the area of sun protection.
Ms Gallagher said that over the last few years there had been an alarming fall in children using protective clothing, sunscreen, hats when out in the sun in the middle of the day. Where 53% of students reported wearing a hat “usually” or “always” in 1996, only 40% reported doing so in 2005. For use of maximum protection sunscreen, the percentage has fallen from 67% in 1996 to only 40% in 2005…
Ms Gallagher said that during the remaining hot days of Canberraâ€™s summer, all Canberrans should be aware of the damaging effect of the sun and take reasonable precautions when out and about enjoying our weather.
Government policies on how to brush your teeth, what hat to wear, surely it’s just a matter of time before we get lectured on exactly how they’d like us to wipe our bottoms?
(Policies on how to flush being already well documented)