What impact would effective solarium regulation have in Australia?

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Gordon, Louisa G.
Hirst, Nicholas G.
Gies, Peter F.
Green, Adele C.
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2008
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In September 2007, the highly publicised death of Clare Oliver,1 a young Victorian woman who had used tanning solaria, drew attention to the solarium industry in Australia and the potential increased risk of skin cancer due to exposure to artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In the wake of her death, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) commissioned a report on the health effects of solarium use and the potential cost-effectiveness from the government’s viewpoint of fortifying the existing voluntary Standard.2 State governments in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia recently implemented laws that mandate training for solarium operators and restrict access for people younger than 18 years or with fair skin, and Queensland and New South Wales governments have announced similar plans.

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Medical Journal of Australia

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189

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7

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Gordon LG, Hirst NG, Gies PHF and Green AC. What impact would effective solarium regulation have in Australia? Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 375-378. © Copyright 2008 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.

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