Irish kids no longer allowed access to tanning beds

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies

The Irish Cancer Society wants to rain on the parade of citizens who get their "healthy glow" from tanning bans. The organization is pushing for stricter regulations for overall use of the beds, while calling for an all out ban on tanning bed use by children.

Northern Ireland has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Children are among those most susceptible to the disease, especially if they use the tanning devices more than ten times per year. The beds have thus far been banned in resorts because regulating use is not always possible. Commercial beds are not under the ban, but some officials are hoping to find a way to regulate the use of these as well.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.