We the undersigned:
Recent studies have found individuals who have used solariums have a significant risk of developing melanoma compared with those who have never used them. The risk is elevated by 75% among people who first used a solarium under the age of 35 years. (Source: Cancer Research). Amongst the UK population, melanoma incidence has increased by four times since the 1970s. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has moved Ultra-Violet emitting tanning beds to it's highest cancer risk category and labeled them as carcinogenic to humans. By regulating sunbeds, they remain lethal and will cause deaths. These facts alone should be enough to have sunbeds banned. A tan is simply not worth dying for. We request that sunbeds be banned in the UK to prevent needless deaths.
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