Edwina Gets Browned off with Children Using Sunbeds; HEALTH WALES Minster Calls for Tighter Regulation of Tanning Studios after Skin-Cancer Fears

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Edwina Gets Browned off with Children Using Sunbeds; HEALTH WALES Minster Calls for Tighter Regulation of Tanning Studios after Skin-Cancer Fears


Byline: Madeleine Brindley Health Editor

HEALTH Minister Edwina Hart has called for tighter laws to prevent teenagers using sunbeds.

The Western Mail has learned Mrs Hart has contacted the Department of Health urging officials to introduce new rules to protect young people from the potentially damaging effect of sunbeds.

And she has ordered a study in Wales to estimate how often young people are using sunbeds, amid growing concerns.

Cancer experts believe that the popularity of tanning in Wales - especially the use of sunbeds by teenagers - is contributing to rising rates of skin cancer in Wales. Research by the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health in Wales found that more than half the tanning salons in South East Wales will allow under-16s to use sunbeds.

Its report, which was published earlier this year, said: "Unmanned salons appear to be regularly used by persons who may not have reached 16.

"Unfortunately it appears to have become fashionable for youngsters to have tanned skin and the unmanned salons are their way of achieving this."

The secret shopper-style survey of tanning salons in eight local authority areas in South East Wales also found that adults and children can easily overdose on sunbeds by using the 15 unmanned salons in the area.

A spokesman for the Welsh Assembly Government said: "There are no existing powers for the Welsh Assembly Government to introduce regulation of the sunbed industry in Wales. However, the Health Minister Edwina Hart is concerned about the potential dangers of using sunbeds, particularly the use of such equipment by young people and has asked the Department of Health to tighten regulation of the use of artificial tanning devices.

"Tighter controls on sunbed use could have a significant impact on our skin-cancer prevention efforts.

"We are actively considering ways in which we might reduce the risks to sunbed users, including those under 18, who are more prone to skin damage.

"We have commissioned a study in Wales to estimate the use of sunbeds by young people, and along with the other UK health departments, asked the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment to update its advice regarding their safety. …

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