Posts Tagged ‘tan’

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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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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Will Government finally act on regulating the sunbed industry?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

More support today for the BMA’s calls to get the tanning industry better regulated. The independent government advisory committee Comare (Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment) says the current system, where the industry is self-regulated, is inadequate on public health grounds. The committee’s making several recommendations to Government, many of which we’ve [...]

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When will we get a change in the law on unmanned tanning salons?

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Yet another case in the media of a child suffering horrific burns as a result of using a sunbed at an unmanned salon. I have repeated BMA policy and what we want to see happen to prevent more instances of this countless times on this blog so I won’t recount it all again. But really, [...]

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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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Light at the end of the tanning tunnel?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It’s only a few days ago since I posted on here about the dangers of using sunbeds, citing the example of Zara Hovelsas. She’s addicted to sunbeds, despite having had skin cancer and knowing using them, could eventually kill her. I also pointed out the heavy campaigning work BMA Cymru Wales has undertaken to try [...]

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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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