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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

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