The sun and sunbeds

Many Swedes enjoy spending time in the sun and getting a suntan. However, strong sunlight has its disadvantages. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Sweden, and the incidence of skin cancer is quickly increasing. Root causes are deemed to be increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and use of tanning salons and sunbeds.

One of the tasks of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is to help reduce the incidence of skin cancer caused by ultraviolet radiation. Our work includes performing risk assessments and issuing advice, regulations and rules. We also implement initiatives in order to increase people's awareness of hazards posed by the sun and artificial tanning devices.