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Sun and shade basics

Sun safety in Queensland

Exposure to the sun and ultraviolet radiation comes with risks. Read about what this means for Queenslanders.

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR)

What to consider when creating an environment that reduces exposure to UVR, including choice of materials.

The sun's path

Understand the changes in shade patterns which occur because of daily and seasonal factors, such as the height and angle of the sun.

Sun safety and skin cancer

Information for the general public, including common causes of skin cancer and five ways to be sun safe.

Last updated: 5 April 2017

Shade handbook

The Cancer Councils shade handbook (PDF, 1.65MB)also provides concise and easily accessible information about sun and shade.