BBC NEWS ONLINE: Scientists: 'A ban on sunbeds could save lives from skin cancer'

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Period5 May 2022

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  • TitleScientists: 'A ban on sunbeds could save lives from skin cancer'
    Media name/outletBBC News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionScientists in England believe a ban on sunbeds could save lives.

    A team from the University of Manchester have been working with scientists in Australia - where sunbeds are already banned.

    They looked at the harm and costs linked with indoor tanning.

    The research in the British Journal of Dermatology suggests there could be 1,200 fewer cases, and 200 fewer deaths, in the lifetimes of the 18-year-olds they projected the model on.

    The researchers applied the same model to England, suggesting it could save the NHS £700,000.
    PersonsAdele Green

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cancer


  • melanoma
  • sunbeds