Teenage sunbed use campaign

A campaign to reduce the number of teenage girls using sunbeds is being launched in Liverpool.

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Statistics on sunbed usage in Liverpool

A campaign to reduce the number of teenage girls using sunbeds in Liverpool is being launched. Liverpool City Council have published these statistics about sunbed use:

  • 50% of girls in Liverpool aged 15-17 have used a sunbed before
  • The national average in the 15-17 age range is 11%
  • 40% of sunbed users aged 11-17 in Liverpool use them at least once a week
  • Teenage girls and their mothers in Liverpool felt using the sunbed 2-3 times a week between 3-6 minutes was 'normal' and 'safe'
  • The average age girls start using the sunbed in Liverpool is between 13-14

Campaign to reduce teenage sunbed use in Liverpool

A swimwear model using a sunbed
A swimwear model using a sunbed. Credit: PA Photos

A campaign to reduce the number of teenage girls using sunbeds is being launched in Liverpool. Half of young women between 15 and 17 are believed to have used them.

Liverpool City Council says the national average is just 11%. They also say the average age girls start using sunbeds in Liverpool is between 13 and 14.