Swiss govt seeks to bar mi­nors from tan­ning sa­lons

Imperial Valley Press - - SPORTS -

Switzer­land’s gov­ern­ment says mi­nors should be pro­hib­ited from using tan­ning sa­lons be­cause of the longterm risk that ra­di­a­tion from ul­tra­vi­o­let beds could cause skin can­cer.

The seven-mem­ber Fed­eral Coun­cil took the po­si­tion Wed­nes­day as it in­vited pub­lic com­ment on a pack­age of safety mea­sures meant to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion from ex­po­sure to UV ra­di­a­tion and ex­ces­sively loud noises.

The pro­pos­als also in­clude lim­it­ing med­i­cal lasers in cos­metic treat­ments and rules for elec­tronic am­pli­fiers at demon­stra­tions, such as re­quir­ing or­ga­niz­ers to pro­vide ear pro­tec­tion if sound lev­els ex­ceed an av­er­age of 93 deci­bels.

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