SunSmart Says Get Some Sun for Vitamin D in Winter

Vitamin D is important for general health, in particular bone and muscle health and is largely created in the body as a result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV levels drop in Victoria from May to August and the SunSmart manager, Sue Heward said it was important to get some UV exposure at this time of the year. ‘We need to get out for some winter sun when UV levels in Victoria generally drop below 3 and UV is unlikely to cause skin damage or contribute in the risk of skin cancer’ Children need to get outside and play during these cold winter months.