Petition to ban sunbed use in Ireland  

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Brian
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29/04/2017 9:24 am  

Help us raise awareness about the dangers of sunbed use by asking for an outright ban in 2017

We believe Ireland should follow the lead of Australia and ban sunbed use.

Research has shown that people who have EVER used a sunbed are 20% more likely to develop melanoma in later life, and with the projected increase in incidence rates of melanoma published in 2014 by the NCRI who have predicted an increase of 175% in Women and 327% in men by 2040 (very frightening statistics) It’s time to try to do something.

The Public health sunbeds act was put in place in 2014

The act makes it an offense to- Sell or hire a sunbed to any person under the age of 18.

All great news, now we need to go a step further.  Recent statistics show people who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk of developing melanoma later in life by 60%

Another scary statistic!

Please sign the petition We intend to forward it to our Health Minister

Thanks!

https://www.petitions24.com/signatures/bin_the_beds_in_2017/start/200


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