Sunscreens, suntans, and skin cancer

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7062.941d (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:941

Local councils should remove sunbeds from leisure centres

  1. J F B Norris, Consultant dermatologist
  1. Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries DG1 4AP

    EDITOR,—J M McGregor and A R Young's editorial on sunscreens, suntans, and skin cancer prompts me to make several observations.1 The worldwide epidemic of skin cancer continues unabated, with reported cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma at least doubling every 10 years.2 3 There is little argument that ultraviolet B radiation is the prime promoter of non-melanoma skin cancer, …

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