Doctors have warned recently about a sharp rise in cases of rickets, the bone disease in children. Vitamin D deficiency, which causes the condition has been blamed on that fact that children spend too long indoors, and also on parents who are over-vigilant with the sun cream. According to a clinical review paper in the British Medical Journal by Professor Simon Pearce and Dr Tim Cheetham, there are several hundred cases of vitamin D deficiency reported among children in the UK every year.
If you are thinking of using a sunbed, we advise you not to. But don’t take our word for it. Here is some advice from others:
“Sunbeds are estimated to cause around 100 deaths from melanoma every year in the UK” Cancer Research UK
“When it comes to sunbeds it’s unfortunately a big NO. Irrefutable scientific studies have shown a very strong link between sunbeds and melanoma and non melanoma cancers” Paul Banwell FRCS(Plast)
“Sunbeds are “linked to 100,000 cancer cases a year in the UK” Daily Express