Legislation to take effect nearly three years after is was approved
unsupervised self-service artificial tanning equipment in public places.
The legislation will force commercial tanning services to ask for acceptable forms of identification to confirm a client’s age. It will also require that appropriate signage be posted in public entryways, points of sale and at each tanning bed. Public health inspectors from Alberta Health Services are designated as enforcement officers, the release added.
“Preventing teen use of artificial tanning equipment will reduce skin cancer, which, despite being highly preventable, is one of the fastest-rising cancers,” Dan Holinda, spokesman for the Canadian Cancer Society, said in the release. “As a survivor of this disease myself, I want to thank the government for proclaiming this act. It will save lives.”