Irish Cancer Society Seeks Amendments To Sunbed Bill

Legislation on the use of sunbeds does not go far enough, the Irish Cancer Society has said.

The society has said that while the legislation will introduce tighter regulations, they will be seeking amendments to Public Health (Sunbeds) Bill 2013, which was published this week by Minister for Health James Reilly.

It is understood that the society want to see an amendment prohibiting people with Type 1 and 2 skin from using sunbeds.

Type 1 and 2 are the fairest skin types, and account for much of the population.


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