The National Assembly for Wales' Health, Well-being and Local Government Committee have advised the government to ban unsupervised tanning salons.
Following a three-month inquiry, the report said the government should also ban under-18s from using such salons due to the risk of skin cancer. "Young people must be protected from the risks of unsupervised salons in the future," said committee chairman Darren Millar AM. "Self-regulation within the industry, while welcome, has failed to prevent some of the horror stories we have seen here in Wales where children as young as 10 have suffered serious burns using these unsupervised salons."
AdvertisementThe committee heard from Jill McRae, the mother of 14-year-old Kristy McRae who needed Oxygen after she was severely burnt while using a coin operated machine.
Health minister Edwina Hart also spoke and said sunbeds caused over 300 cases of melanoma each year and resulted in at least 100 deaths in the UK.