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How a sunbed ban could dramatically reduce skin cancer rates

Nurses should warn the public about the dangers of sunbed use, but as two healthcare researchers argue, an outright ban would help prevent skin cancers

Nurses should warn the public about the dangers of sunbed use, but as two healthcare researchers argue, an outright ban would help prevent skin cancers

As part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from the UK and Australia, we have been working on projects concerned with the prevention of melanoma and other skin cancer.

Skin cancer is a public health problem in our countries, caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun and from sunbeds. Research shows that sunbed users increase their risk of melanoma and other skin cancers by up to 60% .

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