Scorching humour highlights tan risks
Friday 27 February 1998
Research shows that people aged 16 to 24 are the most likely to get sunburnt, with a third experiencing sunburn in the past year.
The study shows that more than three-quarters of young women (78 per cent) actively seek a tan despite the fact that the vast majority (94 per cent) are aware of the risks.
The Health Education Authority posters and postcards, launched today, use humorous and shock-tactic images including a sunburnt woman baked on a plate and a young man grilling himself on the barbecue.
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