Summary title: Petition No 0150/2021 by Dominik Durlik (Polish) on ban on the commercial use of sunbeds in the European Union
Petition number: 0150/2021
Topics: Health, Internal Market
Country: European Union
Name: Dominik Durlik
The petitioner explains that the commercial use of sunbeds is linked to skin cancer formation and that many authorities have recognised this, including the European Scientific Committee and the World Health Organization. He further states that the numbers of new skin cancer cases are growing in the EU - he gives the example that according to the EU’s estimates in 2020 there were 106 396 melanoma cases (the most life-threatening form) and that this form had the 6th highest incidence rate among all types of cancer in the EU. The petitioner calls on the European Commission to ban the commercial use of sunbeds in the EU stating that this will contribute to the prevention of the growing cases of skin cancer in the EU. The petitioner attaches a file with further explanations.