Dangers of sunbeds are greater in the commercial sector

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.1280a (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1280
  1. Andrew Wright, Consultant dermatologist,
  2. Graham Hart, Medical physicist,
  3. Liz Kernohan, Consultant in public health medicine

    Editor—We have studied the ultraviolet light output of ultraviolet A sunbeds available for hire in Bradford and found a striking variability in the output of both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B.1 Results from the analysis of the 50 sunbeds studied showed a threefold variation in ultraviolet A output with a mean output of 13.5 mW/cm2 and a 60-fold variation with a mean of 19.2 µW/cm2 for ultraviolet B. …

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