/Stopping tanning booths: “There would be a terrible economic consequence”, say professionals in the sector
Stopping Tanning Booths: “there Would Be A Terrible Economic Consequence”,

Stopping tanning booths: “There would be a terrible economic consequence”, say professionals in the sector

The president of the National Confederation of Aesthetics and Perfumery reacted strongly, on franceinfo, to the recommendation published Wednesday by ANSES. The National Health Security Agency is calling for the tanning booths to be closed because of a “proven” risk of cancer.

For ANSES, tanning booths present a risk "recognized" skin cancer.  (KARIM SIARI / MAXPPP)

In a notice published on Wednesday 10 October, the National Health Security Agency (ANSES) asks the public authorities to take “To the public authorities to take any measure likely to put an end to the exposure of the population to artificial UV rays” in front of the risk of cancer “proven”. But Régine Ferrère does not believe it. The president of the National Confederation of Aesthetics and Perfumery (CNEP), on which the national union of indoor tanning professionals depends, believes on franceinfo that there would be “Terrible economic consequences”.

franceinfo:How do you receive this announcement?

Régine Ferrère : One more that falls on our heads. We put pressure on the heads of people who already have no more! The indoor tanning activity has been practically decapitated for over a year and we keep repeating the same things with this parrot information which is circulating everywhere and which is not based on scientific proof.

The National Health Security Agency (ANSES), however, reports proven cancer risks.

There is no proof! [En juillet 2009, le Centre international de recherche sur le cancer (Circ) a classé l’ensemble du spectre UV, UVA, UVB, UVC, ainsi que les appareils de bronzage comme “cancérogène certain pour l’homme”.] Everyone knows that too much tanning, the build-up of natural tanning and artificial tanning, can be the cause of skin cancer, but we must stop banging on indoor tanning which has a positive effect. . It is a care of well-being and we have, in France, the most drastic legislation in the world, which we have just reformed about two years ago. We have banned unlimited tanning. We are perfectly supervised!

What would be the consequences of this closure for your profession?

There would be a terrible economic consequence. We should not only talk about tanning centers, we must talk about beauty institutes where this represents 20% of turnover.