Tanning salons in the spotlight
THE HIGHLAND Council, one of several local authorities in Scotland which licenses UV tanning salons, will be conducting an audit on all licensed premises in Highland to verify compliance with EU safety standards regarding the output of ultra violet (UV) radiation.
Environmental health officers have become increasingly aware of concerns nationally whereby the UV bulb strength has been found to exceed the standard for such equipment.
The use of any UV tanning equipment can expose staff and customers to UV radiation. UV radiation can cause injuries in the short term, sunburnt skin or conjunctivitis, and ill health in the long term, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and cataracts.