fair-skinned Aussies banned in using solariums

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Citing the consequences of solariums or tan beds (and that’s SKIN CANCER boys and girls), a law has been proposed in Western Australia that states that people with very fair skin and teenagers will be BANNED in using solariums in at least one state in the country. The step has been taken to stop vulnerable people from developing cancer as WA Health Minister Jim McGinty said that there was mounting evidence of a link between cancer and solariums.

“There are no health benefits whatsoever, no therapeutic benefits from the use of solaria. But there is a very big downside,” News.com.au quoted McGinty, as saying. Under the regulations, people with very fair skin (skin type one), would not be allowed to use them because of their “extreme risk” of developing cancer. People under 18 would also be banned, and educational material would have to be available at solarium centres. Guess hot Aussie chicks can say bye-bye to their gorgeous tans now! o_O

Author: Melissa

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