MILAN – Ten minutes of sun bed are the most damaging of the midday sun in the Mediterranean Sea, increasing the risk of skin cancer by more than twice the natural exposure. And the fault was due to high levels of ultraviolet rays emitted by the devices for artificial tanning in Great Britain (where the cases of malignant melanoma almost reach 13 thousand a year, with a rate more than four times in thirty years) than systematically the allowed limits, despite being regulated since 2003 by specific European safety standards. A point for the umpteenth time the finger at the infamous sunbeds, already classified as carcinogens, as cigarettes, the World Health Organization, was Professor Harry Moseley, University of Dundee, after his study conducted of 402 sunbeds around the country and then published in the British Journal of Dermatology, had shown that 9 out of 10 devices would exceed by almost two times the levels of UV radiation permitted by law, with peaks greater than 3.6 in a case and even at 6 in another, while only 11% of the beds was analyzed result in good standing.
RISK INCREASES – "We are facing an unacceptable situation – said Moseley explaining his research – because the diffusion of solar lamps high power is increasing the risk of skin cancer far more than previously believed. Our hope is that the results of this study serve as a deterrent to make people understand the risks they face. " Not by chance are in place for years campaigns to raise public awareness about the dangers associated with the use of sunbeds, "and the discovery of many devices there are outlawed in the country not only strengthens our mission," says Yinka Ebo Cancer Research UK and the British Association of Dermatologists calls for measures more restrictive in the use of sunbeds and sunlamps and controls capillary structures that host them. Check this article if you want to read more