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Why Should tanning beds be banned?
Tanning beds are a huge risk factor for skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year are linked to indoor tanning. They also report that more people develop skin cancer from indoor tanning than people develop lung cancer from smoking.
Are tanning beds really that bad?
Studies have linked tanning bed use to an increased risk of all forms of skin cancers. Your risk can go up as much as 15% for every four tanning bed visits. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that there’s a 75% increased risk of developing life-threatening melanoma from just one indoor tanning session before age 35.
Are sunbeds banned in America?
The commercial use of tanning beds was banned entirely in Brazil in 2009 and Australia in 2015. As of 1 January 2017, thirteen U.S. states and one territory have banned under-18s from using them, and at least 42 states and the District of Columbia have imposed regulations, such as requiring parental consent.
What is 10 minutes on a sunbed equivalent to?
This means that to achieve the same results as being in the sun, you won’t need to be in the sunbed for nearly as long. A good example of just how different the results are taking into account that ten minutes in a sunbed compares to about 2 hours in direct sunlight.
What are the risks of tanning?
The Risks of Tanning
- Sun Tan.
- Premature Aging/Photoaging.
- Skin Cancer.
- Actinic or Solar Keratoses.
- Eye Damage. Photokeratitis. Cataracts.
- Immune System Suppression.
Can sunbeds be used safely?
4 – Sunbeds are not a safe alternative to sun-bathing As we’ve outlined above, there is no safe level of UVR. Any exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer. A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effect of UV rays. Using a sunbed to get a tan isn’t safer than tanning in the sun.
How many sunbeds a week is safe?
Moderate tanning of 2-3 sessions a week is OK for everyone else but ensure you rest the skin for a minimum of 24 hours between each session and at least 48 hours for skin type 2. The European Standard advises not to exceed 60 sessions per annum.
Is solarium tanning safe?
There is no such thing as a safe tan from a solarium. UV radiation from solariums increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Solariums emit UV levels up to 6 times stronger than the midday summer sun. They can also cause eye damage and immediate skin damage, such as sunburn, irritation, redness and swelling.
Can a 14 year old go tanning?
1. Currently, children 14 and under cannot use tanning beds in California. Children ages 15-17 can tan with their parents’ permission.
Are 0.3 sunbeds safe?
There is a regulation governing the maximum UV output of sunbeds. This is generally referred to as 0.3 and is approved by the EU and complies with all British and European consumer safety regulations. A sunbed with a UV output above this level is deemed as ‘unsafe’.
Is it safe to use a sunbed in New Zealand?
Using a sunbed is risky for anyone. But for people with fair skin or under 18, the potential for lasting and serious damage increases. Why is this free? This report is free thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health. Consumer NZ is non-profit. To help us get a fairer deal for all New Zealand consumers you can make a donation.
Can a fair skinned person use a sunbed?
The voluntary sunbed standard recommends people with type 1 skin (fair skin that burns readily or never tans) shouldn’t use a sunbed. All five Christchurch operators refused our fair-skinned mystery shopper a sunbed session. However, that wasn’t the case at clinics in Auckland and Wellington.
How does sunbeds affect your risk of skin cancer?
The more you use a sunbed and the younger you start, the higher your risk of getting skin cancer. According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, using a tanning device before the age of 30 increases the risk of melanoma by 60%.
How old do you have to be to use a sunbed?
The Health Act restricts sunbed use to people aged 18 and over. The standard also recommends people with type 1 skin (fair skin, often freckled, easily burns and never tans) shouldn’t be permitted to use a sunbed.