Up to one in four skin cancer deaths in Ireland are among those who work outdoors.

The HSE's warning farmers and builders to make sure they take steps to protect themselves from the sun's UV radiation.

It's expected the 11,000 cases of skin cancer here every year will more than double by the year 2045.

The HSE's Dr. Triona McCarthy says farmers and builders are at a higher risk of getting it and should minimise their sun exposure between 11am and 3pm daily, wear long sleeve tops, wide brim hats and apply sun protection cream.

 

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