HSE warns people under the age of 35 to stop using sunbeds

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The National Caner Control Programme is alerting people about the extreme danger associated with sunbeds.

They explained that sunbeds give out harmful ultraviolet rays.

These rays the damage the DNA in your skin cells.

The alert comes with caution that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland.

They’re particularly concerned about people under the age of 35.

It’s believed this age group frequently use sunbeds.

Speaking the Her.ie, Dr Triona McCarthy said:

“Sunbeds give out UV rays that increase the risk of developing skin cancer, both melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer. There is no safe limit for exposure to UV radiation from sunbeds.

“It is important to remember that if you use fake tan it doesn’t protect you from UV rays.”

“Skin cancer is the most common and fastest growing cancer in Ireland with almost 13,000 cases each year. Most skin cancers can be prevented by protecting skin from the sun when outdoors by following the SunSmart 5 S’s and by not using tanning beds.”

“Children and teenagers are “particularly vulnerable to getting skin cancer”.