Indoor tanning industry pleased to see regulation moving forward in Saskatchewan

JCTA looks forward to helping develop regulations

KELOWNA, BC, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) - the industry group representing Professional Indoor Tanning Salons - is pleased to see provincial legislation moving forward this fall. Our hope is the Saskatchewan government will follow what JCTA member salons have already started - Professional Standards.

The JCTA has banned under 18s from UV Tanning equipment unless they have a medical prescription.

Signage warning of the dangers of over-exposure to UV light is also required.

The JCTA hope the government will also move to ban so-called 'self-serve' tanning equipment, used without the expertise of industry certified operators.

The majority of tanning salons in Saskatchewan are family businesses.

"We all want the same thing - to protect the public," said JCTA executive director Steve Gilroy.

Gilroy hopes the government will continue the working group and include the JCTA to help define the legislation and regulations. "We are looking forward to bringing our expertise to this important issue," he said.

"UV light is good. The problem is over-exposure and that happens when there isn't enough training and regulation around salon operations." said JCTA President Mat Rockey

"We agree with widely accepted research; sunburn and excessive exposure to UV light whether indoors or outdoors can be harmful to your skin, particularly if you are Skin Type 1 (always burn, never tan)", said Gilroy.

SOURCE Joint Canadian Tanning Association

For further information:

Steve Gilroy
JCTA Executive Director
1.800.915.0367 or 250.863.8765

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