Skin specialists want law barring under 18s from using sun beds

Skin specialists are pushing for a law which would bar people under the age of 18 from using sun beds. The head of the Czech Society of Dermatology, Petr Arenberger, said regular use of sun beds at a young age increased the risk of contracting skin cancer by 75 percent. Mr Arenberger also said the group had prepared a guide for users of solariums, alerting them to the health risks involved. A recent study by the Czech Trade Inspectorate found that eight out of 10 solariums in the Czech Republic breached safety regulations.

Author: Ian Willoughby