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  Sunbed users given 'bad advice'
Updated 05 June 2004, 15.54
Sunbed
Tanning clubs and shops are not giving proper advice to people who use sunbeds, a study has found.

An investigation by the Consumer Association also found safety checks are not being carried out, increasing the risk of users damaging their skin.

Researchers say there should be tighter rules on giving people advice, and some skin types should even be banned.

Sunbed use has been linked by various studies over the years to an increased risk of skin cancer.

Earlier this year experts called for a ban on all children under 16 using sunbeds.

This is because scientific research suggests that people who damage their skin as a child are more likely to get skin cancer.

There are around 70,000 cases of skin cancer in Britain every year and it's the third most common cancer among people aged 15-19.

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