Risks up 75% on sunbeds; WORLDTODAY.THE Government could review laws on sunbeds after a report revealed they can increase the risk of skin tumours by 75%.
A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, or CIRC in its French acronym) is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organisation of the United Nations.
Its main offices are in Lyon, France. said ultraviolet-emitting tanning devices were more dangerous than previously suggested.
The research, published in The Lancet Oncology medical journal, found the risk was greatest to children and young adults.
"The risk of skin melanoma melanoma: see skin cancer.
Dark-coloured malignant tumour of skin cells that produce the protective skin-darkening pigment melanin. is increased by 75% when use of tanning devices starts before 30 years of age," the report said.