Federal Politics of Tanning Beds
iHealthSS endorses Bill C-386, a Private Member's Bill put forth by James Bezan, which limits the use of tanning beds and mandates warning labels on all radiation-emitting devices. The following is a point-form summary of the content of the Bill, which can also be read in English and French on the Parliament of Canada's website here, and is also embedded at the bottom of this page.
Summary of Bill C-386
- Minors would be prohibited to use tanning equipment, and tanning salons would be required to ask for identification of people who plausibly appear as if their age is less than 18 years
- Government inspectors would be allowed to examine tanning salons for adherence to the above provision
- It would be mandated that the sign in figure 1 would be posted on all tanning devices; the dimensions would be equal to 36 cm by 25 cm, or approximately 14 in by 10 in
- Anyone who fails to post this sign on his or her tanning equipment available to the public would be guilty of an offence and completely liable
- Anyone who allows a minor to use tanning equipment is guilty of an offence and completely liable