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Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010

Section 6: Protective eyewear

29.Regulations under section 6 may place a duty on a person carrying on a sunbed business to ensure that protective eyewear is made available to users of the business’s sunbeds, and to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that protective eyewear is worn by users of those sunbeds. The guide “Artificial Tanning Sunbeds: Risks and Guidance” produced by the World Health Organisation found that acute effects of UV radiation on the eye include inflammation of the cornea and the iris, and long term effects could include cancer of the conjunctiva. Any regulations made under section 6 would be for the purpose of protecting the health of sunbed users.

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