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
The JCTA hope the government will also move to ban so-called
'self-serve' tanning equipment, used without the expertise of industry
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
"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
SOURCE Joint Canadian Tanning Association
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JCTA Executive Director
1.800.915.0367 or 250.863.8765