Sunbed Study finds significant increased risk of skin cancer (August 2014)

Today the BBC has published an article detailing the results of a study conducted by the University of Dundee showing that the average user of sunbeds (tanning sessions lasting 12 minutes every 8 days), the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) increased by 90%.

The link between sunbeds and skin cancer was a hot topic in this year’s APPGS Sunbed Inquiry and a cause for concern for health bodies working in the field.

Whilst the Government and Public Health England are considering a response to the APPGS’ report on sunbeds (May 2014), this study serve as yet another example of an issue that is not going away anytime soon.

The BBC article can be found here.