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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:688

WHO warns against sunbeds: Sunbeds should never be used by people aged under 18 or people who tend to freckle, warns the World Health Organization. The high intensity ultraviolet output of the machines is many times higher than the midday sun in most countries, and exposure to sunburn as a child increases the risk of …

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