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March 17, 2005

Under 18s 'shouldn't use sunbeds'

Topics: Health Issues

- From BBC News comes good advice for parents

Under 18s should never use a sunbed, world health experts have said. The World Health Organization guidance said young people who get burnt from exposure to UV have a greater risk of skin cancer as adults. Research has made a direct link between the use of sunbeds and cancer. There are 132,000 cases of the most dangerous form of skin cancer globally each year.

The WHO said it was issuing its warning now as many people began to think about developing a tan as summer approached.

Posted by Hyscience at March 17, 2005 11:48 AM



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