TSA launches Sunbed Awareness Week to dispel myths around sunbed usage

The Sunbed Association (TSA) has launched Sunbed Awareness Week, running from May 14–20.

Focused on dispelling the myths surrounding sunbed usage, each day of the week – the same week as the British Association of Dermatologist’s Sun Awareness Week – will see the Sunbed Association discuss a commonly held belief about sunbeds on its social channels.

TSA chairman Gary Lipman said the group was launching the week to “highlight misleading and unhelpful sunbed fiction and shine light on sunbed facts”.

He continued: “Using a sunbed in a Sunbed Association member facility is a route to controlled and responsible tanning by those who want and are able to tan. Our members employ our strict protocols including the screening of customers for any contraindications to tanning and ensure no overexposure or burning occurs, which absolutely must be avoided.

“This surely has to be a better option to tanning than the uncontrolled exposure and burnt bodies we see on beaches every day on holiday and at home as soon as we have a spot of good weather.”

TSA was established in 1995 and is a not-for-profit organisation to promote best practice in sunbed use.