Journal article

Access to commercial indoor tanning facilities by adults with highly sensitive skin and by under-age youth: compliance tests at solarium centres in Melbourne, Australia

Suzanne Dobbinson, Melanie Wakefield, Natalie Sambell

European Journal of Cancer Prevention | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006


The study aimed to establish solarium operators' compliance with a newly revised voluntary code for the industry in 2002. The revisions incorporate guidelines to ensure customers are adequately informed of the risks associated with solarium use and that access by high-risk groups, such as customers with fair skin that does not tan (skin type 1) or those less than 18 years of age, is limited or barred. Compliance tests with the industry standard were conducted at 30 solarium centres in Melbourne, Australia. Compliance was tested by surveys and in-person visits from three research assistants, each presenting as potential customers but with different eligibility to attend a sunbed session: youn..

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