Sunbed ban

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People aged un­der 18 are no longer al­lowed to use sunbeds in Auck­land. The pro­hi­bi­tion is part of a new health and hy­giene by­law that re­quires 1200 Auck­land businesses from tat­too par­lours to nail bars to be li­censed and fol­low a code of prac­tice. Auck­land Coun­cil man­ager Mervyn Chetty says this means min­i­mum stan­dards have been put in place from this month. The by­law re­quires all commercial ser­vices that might break, burn or pierce the skin to dis­play a Health Pro­tec­tion Li­cence. ‘‘There has re­cently been wide­spread con­cern around sub­stan­dard prac­tices in nail bars through­out the coun­try, as well as the on­go­ing use of sunbeds de­spite the risks.’’ Go to auck­land­coun­cil. govt.nz/health for de­tails.

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