Ban having no impact on sunbed use by teenagers, survey

Ban having no impact on sunbed use by teenagers, survey

Age limits aren't stopping teenagers from using sunbeds according to a new survey.

Researchers from Sligo University Hospital have found that sunbed use is on the rise among those under 18, despite a ban.

Since the rule change three years ago Sligo teens are using them less - dropping from 4 per cent to 3.

But they're proving more popular with Dublin's teenagers - with almost 14 percent of them topping up their tan using UV rays.

Dermatologist Selene Daly has been comparing the stats and found that in 2014 a 10% use of sunbeds among teenagers in Ireland.

"We looked at it again in 2017 and found there hasn't been a reduction at all in sunbed use."


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