Solariums ignoring new laws:

Under the amendments to the Radiation Control Act introduced [by the NSW government] in May, children under 18 and people with fair skin are prohibited from using solariums.

A government audit of solariums ... has found that 87 out of 89 solariums failed to comply with the new, stricter regulations.

Let's ignore the difficulties in defining what is "fair skin" and also why the government can say I can't do stupid things with my own body if I want to, and move right onto the statement from the Australasian Solarium Association:

I would say that the majority of the solariums out there are doing the right thing and that's why they're still operating. [Emphasis mine]

So that's why the government is cracking down on solariums; the radiation they emit obviously interferes with proper brain function, to such an extent that heavy exposure can result in the inability to distinguish between the majority and 2.5%. Heck, I don't say this lightly, but perhaps we should think about banning them entirely.

Date: 2010-01-18 23:03:54, 14 years and 160 days ago

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