Young Melanoma Survivor Jay Allen is making people aware of the dangers of sunbeds. Jay feels they changed his life, so now he wants to try and save as many lives as he can through his campaign.
Recent studies have found individuals who have used solaria have a 22% increased risk of developing melanoma compared with those who have never used solaria. The risk is elevated by 98% among people who first used a solarium under the age of 35 years.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has moved Ultra-Violet emitting tanning beds to it's highest cancer risk category and labeled them as carcinogenic to humans.
By regulating sunbeds, they remain lethal and will cause deaths. These facts alone should be enough to have sunbeds banned. A tan is simply not worth dying for.
Two out of three Australians will be treated for skin cancer during their lives!
The statistics are alarming and something must be done!.
Jay Allen lives every day with the dark reality that there is a 65% chance his Melanoma could make a return within the next five years, a truth that no 33 year old husband and father of three should have to face.
In an effort to find light in the darkness of this reality, Jay has launched www.sunbedban.com, a national awareness campaign with the goal to see sunbeds banned in Australia. Jay is determined to save others from the risk of Melanoma.
Save our future generations! Please sign the petition NOW to see these deadly sunbeds BANNED in Australia and around the world.
We the undersigned
Please take the time to complete our petition to have the Australian Government take the next step and ban the use of solariums. The continued growth in Melanoma cases relating to sunbed use is alarming!
More needs to be done!
Stage 3 skin cancer melanoma survivor