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Brits banned from sunbathing in solariums

April 18 2011
11:16

235073.jpeg British authorities were obliged to beauty salons, spas, hotels, gyms and other enterprises in the country to introduce a ban on "artificial sun baths" for teen.

Under the new law, companies that allow anyone under 18 years of tanning in a solarium will be fined an amount equivalent to 33 thousand dollars, writes " Gazeta.ru, ".

"This new law will help reduce the number of cases one of the most common cancer among people aged 15 to 24 years" - said Deputy Health Minister Anne Milton.

As can be seen from the statistics, solariums enjoy six percent of Britons aged 11 to 17 years. Moreover, in cities such as Liverpool and Sunderland, where the number of sunny days per year on average lower than in the south of the country goes to the solarium every second girl, aged 15 to 17 years, writing "The arguments of the Week" .

Published by Cancer Research UK data indicate that every day in the UK diagnosed two new cases of malignant melanoma in people younger than 35 years. One of the fund managers Sarah Vulnot noted that the World Health Organization recognized the sunroom one of the highest sources of cancer risk, along with smoking.

"The use of tanning among young people under the age of 35 years increases the risk of malignant melanoma by 75 percent," - says Dr. Elizabeth Rapley from the Institute of Cancer Research.

Control over the implementation of the new law left to the discretion of local governments. In this case, innovation does not require all owners of tanning salons require identification from customers and keep records of all persons using the service, said BaltInfo . By the way, in Scotland, similar legislation was introduced in 2008. A solarium is also prohibited in Germany and France. Moreover, the famed mulatto Brazil finally stripped of its citizens the right to receive an artificial tan. Relevant law adopted in Austria.

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