JUNE 1 2012 00:36h
The city office for health and war veterans of the city of Zagreb in collaboration with the Clinic for tumor and Clinic for dermatology of the Clinical hospital centre ''Sestre Milosrdnice'', Center of the Ministry of health for melanoma and Zagreb's league against cancer, supported by the Office of the WHO for the Republic of Croatia, for the fifth year in row organizes a public health campaign ''Act now''. For the first time this year the action was supported by the Clinic for skin and venereal diseases of KBC Zagreb . The clinic will open one policlinic which will receive patients without specialist referrals.
There is an evaluation that every year around the globe there are 132 000 cases of melanoma and more than two million cases of some other skin malignancy. The biggest number of cases happened due to excessively exposing to UV radiation.
Too much of sun exposure is a global problem that can't be neglect anymore. There is a certain need to protect health from dangerous consequences of climatic changes. It becomes more obvious that the healthy environment and thoughtful public health system are preconditions for sustainable development.
The goal of this campaign is to warn Zagreb citizens about risks caused by too much sun exposure. Permanent skin damages , long term skin modifications (sun spots, preterm skin aging, risk of skin cancer) can be increased by undertaking right measures and appropriate protection. extreme weather condition exposure can have a serious consequences to people's health condition.