1 Jul 2016

New law bans sunbeds for U18s

From Nine To Noon, 9:34 am on 1 July 2016

A new law banning sunbed use for under 18s has passed in parliament, but cancer and skin specialists say it does not go far enough and they're still pushing for a complete ban. Skin cancer kills 300 people every year, and Melanoma New Zealand says the risk of melanoma increases by a massive 75 percent if people use solariums before the age of 35. Kathryn speaks to Louise Reicher, Palmerston North dermatologist, clinical advisor for the Melanoma NZ, and a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society who has been outspoken about the need to ban artificial tanning machines.