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UIA Insurance News

06th August 2009

Britons 'should embrace sun safety'

Britons have been urged to embrace sun safety principles when heading off on holiday this summer.

Rebecca Freeman, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said that people need to be aware of the dangers that excessive exposure to the sun can have over the long term.

She commented: "You don't have to avoid the sun all year, but taking a few steps when out and about in the summer sun or when on a sunshine holiday will help to protect you from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer."

Individuals planning a getaway in the sun this summer might want to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover any medical costs they might incur while on holiday.">

According to research carried out by, 40 per cent of the firm's customers have admitted to ignoring sun protection advice when on holiday.

Furthermore, 15 per cent of those questioned admitted to getting "a little sunburnt" every time they go away, while 13 per cent said they never used sunscreen in order to get a tan.

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Written by Samuel Tudor.

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