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More skin cancer risk common in coastal areas such as Gothenburg, Sweden - new research show

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
A new cancer risk alarm warns that there is higher possibility to be affected by malignant melanoma in a costal region in Sweden such as  more Gothenburg as well as along the coastline than in the municipalities interior, a new observatory study has identified.

As there is already limited sunshine in Sweden and when the sun thus comes, it is intense and hot, people sun bathing in holidays homes which are more located in the cost lines tend to be more exposed to the sun almost uninterrupted that people who stay on holidays in the hinterland, says a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy.
By far the biggest risk happens to those who lives in Gothenburg and then follow by those living in other coastal municipalities. They have been called to ensure that the use of both shade and sun cream should increasingly be a culture, as the risks to catch melanoma is 15 percent more likely than for residents in the hinterland.

A sun bathing study in Sweden shows that Gothenburg residents and those living on the coast are more exposed to more sun both at home and on vacation.

A good observation on a sunny day such as Sunday where the sun shone over Gothenburg intensely saw bathing areas in Hovås for example filled with sun bathers. So are you visiting Sweden, and there is a chance that there will be good sunshine and you are tempted to go to some of our coastal beaches here in Gothenburg, please be careful and have the best sun cream you can get. You can also buy great sun creams in our wonderful shipping centres here in Gothenburg city such as in Femma Huset or in NK just a few minuets from our beaches.

The research

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy now also investigated the differences between Västra Götaland coastal municipalities and those located further inland.

The results show that in Gothenburg is hit 35 percent more men and 25 percent more women with malignant melanoma than inland.

In the coastal communities slightly fewer women suffer in Gothenburg, but the risk is still 15 percent higher than inland.

"It's really important that we understand these differences and how big they actually are. People in accommodation in Gothenburg and along the coast should know that they should be more cautious," says Magdalena Claeson, who is a doctoral student at the Sahlgrenska Academy and one of those who carried out the study to the Swedish daily Goteborg Posten.

For those living here please, take the precaution and own a sun cream before venturing into the sun bathing booth.
By Team

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