Petition to ban sunbed use in Ireland
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
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE FORUM AND SUPPORT PAGE.
Welcome to our melanoma forum. Join the discussion today by logging a query on this page, asking a question or simply sharing opinions with fellow melanoma survivors just click on Main Forum to add to the discussion.
This is a support page where everyone can share opinion ideas or views about melanoma.
Not everybody is on facebook and this page can be found and commented on by people just using a google search.
Please feel free to register and join in, you can just use your first name to keep your anonymity if you require.
OUR COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK
If you are on facebook you can also join our ever increasing community by going to the Melanoma Community Ireland link below.
The facebook page is only for melanoma patients and people who have been touched by melanoma.
The group is about us as patients and gives us somewhere private to chat.
We look forward to hearing from you.
NEWS AND EVENTS
If it is up to date news you are looking for please feel free to visit our news page by following the link below,
This page is updated on a daily basis with news about the latest treatments, and information regarding melanoma from here in Ireland and from around the world.
If you would like to share information please do not hesitate to contact us.
HOW TO CONTACT US
We can be contacted via this website just go to the Contact page
Or directly at melanomaireland@gmail .com
Melanoma awareness Ireland can also be followed on facebook
Once again we look forward to hearing from you.