Sunbeds and Sunlamps can cause skin cancer:New study

 SMTV Desk 2018-10-11 11:06:48  Oliver Merckel,Sunbeds,sunlamps,skin cancer
Sunbeds and Sunlamps can cause skin cancer:New study

The French health watchdog(FHW) recenly urged the french government to outlaw sunlamps and sunbeds because of the "proven" risk of skin cancer, in line with similar bans already in place in Australia and Brazil.

Olivier Merckel, an expert at the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), told agencies"We recommend banning all activities linked to artificial tanning, along with ultraviolet sunlamps sold for esthetic purposes, especially those sold on the private market."

According to Merckel,"Scientific data is growing, there isn t any doubt any more, we have solid proof, the risk of cancer is proven, we have figures on the risk to young people, to everyone, so now we re calling for action from the authorities."
Brazil banned sunbeds in 2009 and Australia outlawed them in 2015.Commercial tanning activity in France has already been halved since 2009, according to the National union of tanning professionals which represents some 4,500 tanning parlours in the country.