Today is the day when a new joint Australian/New Zealand standard for the use of sunbeds comes into effect, albeit a voluntary one for New Zealand. This is the result of lots of work by the standards authority following a damning report that I posted about last January in Death by Tanning.
The Cancer Society is calling on our government to follow Australia’s lead by making the new standard legally binding here. I’m inclined to agree. The real question is this; Will a government who ran a big part of their election campaign against the so called “nanny state” have the courage to do what is right and protect the public not only from the physical harm from misuse of the beds but from the soaring health costs that comes with it?
What do you think?