Tan­ning sa­lons in the spot­light

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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