NSW sunbed law sparks calls for nationwide ban

After lengthy campaigning, the NSW government announced at the weekend a total ban on commercial solarium tanning units, with the state’s environment minister, Robyn Parker, saying recent advice from health authorities showed the associated cancer risk was “higher than previously understood”.

The government cited the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which recently upgraded its classification on solariums to “carcinogenic to humans” – the same rating for asbestos.

Following the announcement, Cancer Council Queensland immediately called for that state’s government

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