13 Feb 2015

Government considers new sunbed rules- would a ban be better?

From Nine To Noon, 9:14 am on 13 February 2015

As submissions close on the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill, cancer prevention groups say the proposed age limit for sunbed use doesn't go far enough. They're calling for a ban as has recently come into effect in Australia - as they say the current voluntary code of practice for sunbed operators isn't working. Louise Reicher is a Palmerston North dermatologist, the clinical advisor for the Melanoma Foundation, and a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society; Kirsty Ethynes is a sunbed operator on the Kapiti Coast, and spokesperson for the Indoor Tanning Association of New Zealand, which represents some operators and Jay Allen is a survivor of stage three Melanoma, and one of the people who was instrumental in the campaign to get sunbeds banned in Australia.