Sunbed use is one of the leading causes of cancer.
Sunbathing is one of the main causes of cancer. This was reported today by the British Guardian newspaper, citing a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Sunbeds were in the first - highest - category of "carcinogenic factors dangerous to humans", along with smoking, asbestos and gasoline fumes, the gaseous chemical formaldehyde and the Epstein-Barr virus.
The British Department of He alth, having read the data of the study, has already announced that it intends to reconsider its position in relation to the use of solariums for cosmetic purposes. Ministers, as noted by the newspaper, are likely to impose certain restrictions on their use in the country. "Sunbeds can be dangerous - we have to ensure that those who use them are safe," a spokesman for the Ministry of He alth said in an interview with the publication. "We will consider new laws in this industry, if necessary, to protect young citizens," he added.