Regulation of sunbeds and solaria has only be achieved in a few countries worldwide. However, there exist recommendations of WHO (1), EUROSKIN (2), (3) and the Nordic Radiation Protection and Health Authorities (4). The "Preliminary Opinion" from 2006 of EU's "Scientific Committee on Consumer Products, SCCP" on "Biological effects of ultraviolet radiation relevant to health with particular reference to sun beds for cosmetic purposes" see under (5).
In addition to these we would like to draw your attention to the following :
In 2009 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has reclassified UV-emitting tanning devices as carcinogenic to humans, see under (6) and a link to the corresponding article at the Lancet Oncology under (7).
In 2009 the German Law published a new “Law for regulating the prevention of non-ionizing radiation”, see under (8).
WHO has published the interim revision of the factsheet No. 287 “ Sunbeds, tanning and UV exposure” on April 2010, see (9).
You can download these recommendations by clicking on the links below:
* The "Code of Practice" has been submitted to the European Commission, European Ministries, Radiation Protection Boards and other institutions.