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Document ID (ISN)109588
CIS number 09-682
Year 2009
Convention or series no. INDG209(rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Reducing health risks from the use of ultraviolet (UV) tanning equipment
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Apr. 2009. 5p. 9 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information note provides advice for operators of ultraviolet (UV) tanning facilities and their customers on minimizing the health risks of exposure to UV radiation. Health hazards include sunburn, skin irritation, conjunctivitis, premature ageing of the skin, skin cancer and cataracts. Contents: legal responsibilities; assessing the risk of using UV tanning equipment; persons at risk; operating UV tanning equipment safely. Replaces CIS 02-1906.
Descriptors (primary) radiation protection; United Kingdom; beauty parlours; health hazards; risk factors; ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; cataract; skin cancer; erythema; data sheet; conjunctivitis; hazard evaluation; age-linked differences; maintenance and repair
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Non-ionizing radiation