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Mattographer
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:51 AM
REPORTER: Catherine Kennedy
BROADCAST DATE: April 20, 2005

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Solariums are not as safe as first thought

How safe are solariums? Two women claim they were burnt, blistered and in pain after using a beauty salon sunbed.

The solarium business sector is booming with a 600 per cent increase in the number of solaria operating in Australia in the past 10 years.

Suria Ward and Elisha Enjakovic, both in their early 20's, believed solariums were a safer alternative to sunbathing.

"They said it's better than going under the sun, they say it's a safe way to tan," Ms Enjakovic said.

Julie Hassard, from The Cancer Council of Australia and SunSmart program manager, said a lot of people think solariums are a safe way to tan but they are not.

"In fact solariums can emit levels of UV radiation that are five times higher than that of the midday summer sun," Ms Hassard said.

[Related story: Solarium cancer threat (http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=13351)]

In Ms Enjakovic's case her skin turned red within 24 hours of using a sunbed at her local beauty salon.

"I bloated up and put on four kilos because of the fluid," Ms Enjakovic said.

"It was so distressing I reckon I probably would have burnt four layers of skin it was that bad," she added.

Ms Ward also had a blistering experience with large sores resulting from only 20 minutes lying on the sunbed.

"I'm pretty devastated about not being able to wear my dress for the engagement party, probably that's the worst bit of it all and the physical pain," Ms Ward said.

The salon advised TT they now have precautions in place for the use of their sunbed and they are taking the matter up with their manufacturer.

The Federal government's radiation health committee recommends that fair-skinned people and people with red hair who freckle should not use solaria.

The more UV exposure you receive when you are young the greater the risk of skin cancer when you are older.

Children under 15 years of age are banned from using solariums while those under 18 can only do so with parental permission.

But a recent survey revealed more than half of the 16 year olds freely accessed solariums without the consent of a parent.

The survey also revealed 90 per cent of people with fair skin used tanning beds, oblivious to the national health and safety warnings.

Ms Enjakovic said people wanting a tan should not use a sunbed.

"I would never use one again," she added.

The Cancer Council of Australia: www.cancer.org.au (http://www.cancer.org.au)

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency: www.arpansa.gov.au (http://www.arpansa.gov.au)

Australian Solarium Association: www.solariumassociation.info (http://www.solariumassociation.info)

Source: http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=20190

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:56 AM
I saw this report on Chan 7.

What temp. did the girls have it on? What tanning creme did they apply? :)

Gary & I personally have never had any problems or burns @ our Solarium.

Barrie_Dude
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Dallas! What have you done? :scared:

Mase
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:37 PM
I tan all the time and Im good....

But they can be dangerous if not taken serioulsy.

SM
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:41 PM
ive never been but i think i should

i was so black u would mistake me for an abo. in summer :)

now im kinda pale , yuck..

kabuki
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:46 PM
I Just hope none of you end up looking like Magda from "Something About Mary." :scared:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Apr 29th, 2005, 11:56 PM
I Just hope none of you end up looking like Magda from "Something About Mary." :scared:


:haha: :spit:

Barrie_Dude
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:37 AM
Foxy, Baby! :smooch:

Mattographer
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:54 AM
ive never been but i think i should

i was so black u would mistake me for an abo. in summer :)

now im kinda pale , yuck..
So black? :scared: I've seen you in summer time and you're not so black! :p

Mattographer
Apr 30th, 2005, 02:55 AM
I Just hope none of you end up looking like Magda from "Something About Mary." :scared:
Don't know if I should laugh or not :p I mean, I haven't seen this movie for years :haha: I really can't remember which one is Magda ;)

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 30th, 2005, 03:00 AM
Natural sun :drool: