Reports and Articles

December 2017

Deliberate tanning common among Ontario high school students

According to data collected in the 2015 school-based Cancer Risk Assessment in Youth Survey (CRAYS), 80% of 2,053 Ontario students in Grades 9 to 12 have deliberately tried to get or keep a tan. The percentage of students who tanned deliberately was slightly higher among older students (Grades 10 to 12) than among students in Grade 9. 

Cancer Care Ontario - Ontario cancer Facts - December 2017

May 2017

Health Reports: Sun exposure and melanoma skin cancer

For the first time, Canadians' risk of melanoma (skin cancer) related to summer ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels where they live has been measured. These are some of the findings from two studies released in Health Reports, which provide new insights into Canadians' risk of developing skin cancer based on UVR exposure.


For more information on UV radiation exposure and skin care prevention, visit the websites listed below:


Please note that the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group (OSSWG) has selected this list of internet websites to offer general information on skin cancer and sun safety. The OSSWG is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information posted on the websites of other organizations and does not endorse the organizations or individuals operating the websites. There may be different opinions or more current information available from other sources.

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Dermatology Association

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer       

Health Canada – Sun Safety

Environment Canada UV Index and Sun Protection

Melanoma Network of Canada

World Health Organization – Ultraviolet Radiation

American Academy of Dermatology

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Sun Smart Victoria (Australia)

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