The lower house of Ireland, Dail will be urged next month to impose ban on usage of sunbeds by those below the age of 18 years. Fianna Fail has issued a legislation, which highlights the importance of restriction over the use of sunbeds to control the rising number of cases of skin cancer.
Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher emphasized that stricter controls need to be implemented to overcome the problem of skin cancer. On an average 140,000 people in Ireland use tan beds daily, out of which 20% are found to be lying in the age group of 15-24 years.
He further mentioned that skin cancer has become the most common cancer type that the country is battling out, with cases rising with each year.
Figures revealed by Irish Cancer Society warned that each year 8,000 new cases of the disease are reported.
Mr. Kelleher feared that children are at more risk of developing coetaneous melanoma. Rather, those of who below start using tan beds before the age of 30; 75% of them are at risk of developing the cancer type.
He said, "I will be bringing legislation before the Dail next month which would prohibit the use of sunbeds by anyone under 18".
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