Posts Tagged ‘sun beds’

Julie Morgan’s Private Members Bill Receives Government Backing

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

BMA Cymru are delighted with the news that Julie Morgan MP’s private members bill which would ban under 18’s from using sunbeds, and ensure all sunbed use in England and Wales would be supervised has received Government backing. Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Health has stated he will take action to protect young people [...]

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BMA Cymru support Julie Morgan MP’s private members bill

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Julie Morgan, MP for Cardiff North has put down a private members bill which would ban under 18’s from using sunbeds, and ensure all sunbed use in England and Wales would be supervised. BMA Cymru are delighted that Julie has chosen to use her bill to close a loophole in law to protect the public [...]

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BMA Cymru steps up calls for sunbeds to be regulated

Friday, March 6th, 2009

BMA Cymru Wales is talking to young people at a school in Swansea today about the potential health risks of using sunbeds. For at least five years now we have been calling on the UK Government to regulate sunbed use after research showed that some people are having more than 100 sunbed sessions in a [...]

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Kirsty’s case highlights the need for better regulation of tanning salons

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Another example in the media this week of where the hope of a golden glow’s turned into red raw skin and hospitalisation. Kirsty’s case provides a harsh and unfortunate lesson and sends a clear message that politicians need to take action to regulate the sun bed industry in Wales and across the UK. BMA Cymru [...]

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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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