Sligo researchers find sun bed use on rise among U-18s

Age limits aren’t stopping teenagers from using sunbeds according to a new survey.

Researchers from Sligo University Hospital have found that sunbed use is on the rise among those under 18, despite a ban.

Since the rule change three years ago Sligo teens are using them less – dropping from 4 per cent to 3.

But they’re proving more popular with Dublin’s teenagers – with almost 14 percent of them topping up their tan using UV rays.

Dermatologist Selene Daly has been comparing the stats: