Posts Tagged ‘skin cancer’

Cases of malignant melanoma on the rise in Wales

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Cancer Research has released figures today showing that cases of the most dangerous form of skin cancer have more than quadrupled in Wales’ 50 -59 age group over the last 30 years. The charity has suggested the rise maybe linked to the tanning culture of the 70’s, the era of cheap package holidays and sunbeds. [...]

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Campaign Success – Every Welsh Council Leisure Centre soon to be Sunbed Free

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We are absolutely delighted that after our recent sunbeds campaign, the three remaining local authorities in Wales (Vale of Glamorgan, Flintshire and Wrexham) who continued to operate and profit from sunbeds are on the road to removing them. That means by April next year, no local authority owned leisure centre will operate sunbeds. Our campaign [...]

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Exposing Wrexham Council’s sunbed profits

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Our continuing campaign to highlight the dangers of sunbeds has revealed figures showing that over the last five years Wrexham Council has generated in excess of £83,000, by operating ten sunbeds in three of its leisure centres. We were able to obtain the figures under a Freedom of Information request. And we are now calling [...]

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Vale of Glamorgan Council sees sunbeds sense

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Congratulations to the Vale of Glamorgan Council on making the right decision and removing the five sunbeds it operates in leisure centres across the county. We have recently criticised the council for dragging its feet over the enforcement of a recommendation to remove the sunbeds, so it’s great that the Council Executive has finally seen [...]

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Ban the tan?

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Warnings and horror stories about the use of sunbeds seem to be in the news every other week these days. The vast majority of us are aware of the potential damage we could be doing to our health by using them. These include: Developing certain types of skin cancer – the risks appear to be [...]

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