Australia is banning all tanning beds
October 24 , 2013
Most Australians may not be able to get artificially tanned for a while since most of the states are banning tanning beds given the high rates of skin cancer in the country.
In fact, skin cancer accounts for about 80 percent of all kinds of cancer accounted in Australia. Reports suggest that 1 out of 6 people between the ages 18 and 29 could be saved from cancer by banning these salons.
The health minister of the state of Victoria mentioned that this "medical evidence supports the ban."
The decision, however, comes with complications since salon owners are not happy with being paid $1,000 per bed. One of them in Brisbane said each one of his beds costed him $40,000.
"What am I going to go with all this equipment, hand it back to them for $1,000? he said. "To be honest with you, I'm not going to hand it back, I'll go to court.