Measures to Prevent Sunburns Not Taken that Seriously

Measures to Prevent Sunburns Not Taken that SeriouslyA collaborated study of the researchers of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Queensland Health discovered that the sun protection message is still not being considered by the people, especially men between 18 and 24 years.

Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the study that emphasizes on the protection from the sun surveyed 16,473 Queenslanders aging over 18 years during the years 2009 and 2010. They were asked if they have been sun burnt in the past weekend.

The study discovered that the one in eight men and one in 12 women suffer from sun burns in the latest 12 hours. It suggested that the people who were aging between the ages of 18 and 24 years were found to be seven times more prone to the sun burns. While the people aging between 25-44 years were five times more prone to the burns from the sun as compared to those people who lies in the group of ages over 65 years.

Authors suggested that the other predictors of the sun burns were the males who were not having a tertiary education and were being in the work force. It suggested that those people who were involved in any kind of physical activities, irrespective of the frequency or duration were the most to be suffering from sun burns.