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Artificial tanning devices: public health interventions to manage sunbeds

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer among light-skinned populations. The chief environmental cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR exposure comes mainly from the sun, but over the past three decades there has been an increase in the use of artificial sources of UVR in the form of artificial tanning devices, such as sunbeds, stand up booths and facial tanners.

This document is intended for government health authorities, to assist in the development of public health interventions in relation to the use and management of sunbeds.

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