Brasil, November 11, 2009
The chambers Tanning can no longer be used for aesthetic purposes in the country. The National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance Agency (Anvisa) published on Wednesday (11), resolution 56/09 RDC (PDF) which prohibits, in addition to the use, importation, receiving a donation, rental and sale of such equipment.
The National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance Agency (Anvisa) published on Wednesday (11), resolution 56/09 RDC (PDF) which prohibits, in addition to the use, importation, receiving a donation, rental and sale of such equipment.
The measure was prompted by the emergence of new evidence of health hazards related to the use of tanning beds. A working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), linked to the World Health Organization, reported the inclusion of exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the list of practices and products carcinogenic to humans.
According to the director of Anvisa, Dirceu Barbano, since the ban was valid and there is no transition period. He said the Agency's decision was also motivated by the observation that equipment does not come with proper maintenance and have been used without control.
Dirceu Barbano - Anvisa
"We were unable to demonstrate any benefit that would justify the maintenance in the market for a product that has proven to cause cancer," Barbano said.
The IARC study indicates that the practice of artificial tanning increases by 75% the risk of developing melanoma in people who undergo the procedure until 35 years of age. The resolution also states that the Anvisa there are no benefits to counter the risks arising from the aesthetic use of tanning beds. In the country there is only a tanning bed registered.
The prohibition does not apply to equipment with emission of ultraviolet radiation for medical or dental treatment. Before the decision Anvisa, the subject was discussed with the community in a public consultation and a public hearing held in September this year. Companies that fail to comply with the decision are subject to penalties ranging from warnings, fines up to disqualification from $ 2000 to $ 1.5 million.
Information: Ascom / Press Office Anvisa
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