We compared the sunbed use of 3 Liverpool girls to find out how dangerous their use is.
My mates use them so they must be safe, right?
Chloe – Sunbed use – once a month
“I barely ever use them! Just before I go on holiday or to a party”
Debbie – Sunbed use – once a week
“I only use them once a week to keep myself tanned for the weekend”
Stacy – Sunbed use – three times a week
“I use sunbeds loads, but nobody I know has got cancer from them”
All 3 of these girls are at increased risk of skin cancer.
Using a sunbed once a month or more could increase the risk of skin cancer by 50%
Who is most at risk from sunbeds?
Some people are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. You should NEVER use a sunbed if:
You have fair or freckly skin
Have a lot of moles
Have had skin cancer in the past
Have a family history of skin cancer