The jury is still out debating whether the use of sun-beds is harmful or not but the European Commission last Thursday warned against the use of ultraviolet radiation devices, tanning lamps and sun-beds, to achieve and maintain cosmetic tanning. Citing opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer products (SCCP) the commission said these uses are, “likely to increase the risk of malignant melanoma of the skin.” Markos Kyprianou, Commissioner for health and consumer protection policy, said in ...

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