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Making Sense of Suncare What is an SPF and why could you only be getting 10% of what's on the label? And why does driving in a car with closed windows still put you at risk of skin cancer? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. "It gives an indication of how much protection the sunscreen has against the burning rays of the sun" says Kathy, pharmacist at Hillpark Care Chemist. "The higher the number, the greater the protection. Our latest brochure helps you choose which SPF is best for your skin type." It's an amazing fact that most of us using sunscreen today may be getting less than 10% of the sun protection1 we need, simply because we don't apply the required amount of sunscreen. Studies show that ap- plying quarter of the required amount of an SPF 30+ sunscreen may provide you with the effect of a signifcantly lower SPF. Ask your Care Chemist pharmacist about the correct amount to apply. The glass used in cars does block the UVB rays that cause burning. However, unless it is specially tinted, it does not block the UVA rays which may cause skin cancer. Research indicates that there may be long term sun damage to drivers.2 So, remember to wear a sunscreen everyday and while you're driving too! Make sense of your sun care today at your local Care Chemist. 1 Faurschou A, Wulf H. The relation between sun protection factor and amount of sunscreen applied in vivo. British Journal of Dermatology 2007;156:716-719 2 Butler S, Fosko S. Increased prevalence of left-sided skin cancers. J Am Acad Dermatol, published online Mar 2010. Kathy, pharmacist Hillpark Care Chemist SunSense Ultra & SunSense Sport Milk SunSense Sunscreens 500ml Exclusive to Care Chemist Not everything makes sense like SunSense. 10% OFF Offer ends 30/1/11. While stocks last. Advertorial IN BRIEF Pay rise looms Auckland councillors are in line for a New Year's pay rise. They'll share the $200,000 left in the councillor pay pool by the Remuneration Authority when it set initial salaries before the supercity merger. Deputy mayor Penny Hulse gets an extra $40,000 taking her salary to $120,000. The three councillors who chair committees of the whole council get a $16,000 pay rise to $96,000 each. And the 14 remaining councillors get an extra $8000 each, taking their individual salaries to $88,000. Low-key meeting The new Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board's first public meeting since its inauguration was a low-key affair last month. There wasn't much business to discuss because the board's busy preparing key objectives and activities for its draft Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board agreement. The agreement is due to be signed off on January 18 and will form part of the Auckland Council's draft annual plan. The board will alternate its meeting venue between Mangere and Otahuhu with its next meeting on February 2 at the Otahuhu Town Hall Community Centre at 5.30pm. Kids share Fridays with police Police visit: Otahuhu students visit the police dog base in Ellerslie. Pictured, from left: Anthony Adams, Devante Vai, Constable Corey Rees, Owen Hola, Ngarimu Love, Youth Aide Officer Marc van Krieken, Nelly Siufaga and police dog Cody. Photo: SIMON WATTS By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Fridays are very special days at school for a group of Otahuhu students. That's the day community constable Corey Rees and youth aid officer Marc van Krieken take four students from local primary schools on a field trip. One student each from St Joseph's, Otahuhu, Fairburn and Panama Rd primary schools learn all about the police as part of a Bluelight initiative. In the past they've visited the Eagle helicopter and the marine police and recently the kids went to the police dog base in Ellerslie. They learned about what the dogs can do. Police dog Cody also put on abitofashowforthemashe retrieved a hidden tennis ball. Mr Rees says the students chosen aren't top of the class or naughty kids. They're the kids in the middle who try their best but sort of get left out''. It's also a way of changing their perspective about the police, Mr van Krieken says. Kids at this age tend to hear bad stuff about police. By taking them some- where cool like this they get to see what police actually do. . .'' Mr van Krieken says it's good to show the kids things outside of their immediate community that they wouldn't normally see. A lot of these kids don't go outside Otahuhu, let alone Auckland,'' he says. So far the initiative is working well and teachers have commented on the posi- tive change in kids' behav- iour. Mr van Krieken says the trips are a reward for good behaviour and if the children are naughty, they miss out. It's proving a good incen- tive for them to go to school and behave, he says.
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