According to a new legislation, under-18s
in England and Wales are banned from using sunbeds in hotels, tanning salons
and gym. This will reduce the incidence of skin cancer among children and
teenagers. People who fail to comply with the new Sunbed regulation Act 2010
could be fined up to 20,000 pounds. This new legislation comes following the
diagnosis of skin cancer every day in UK among people below 35-years of age.
Local authorities will keep a check
on businesses by giving surprise visits to ensure that they are complying with
the law. Common people can also report concerns if they come across any business
flouting the norms.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) said
the ban did not go far enough and called for further measures similar to those
set to be introduced in Wales. After 31st
October the use of sunbeds
will supervised and adults who wish to use sunbed will be provided with
protective eyewear. Under-18s will be prohibited from hiring or buying sunbeds.