Over 9 in 10 aware of the danger of skin cancer from sunbed usage

Ipsos MRBI Omnipoll research for the Irish Cancer Society conducted in August shows that 92% of the Irish population are aware of the link between sunbeds and skin cancer. Other notable findings include:

  • 4% of the population have used a sunbed in the past year, with 8% of 15-24 year olds and 9% of 25-34 year olds.
  • 8 in 10 (80%) believe that sunbeds pose a high risk of skin cancer.
  • Over half of sunbed users (51%) use one at least once every two months.

This research was conducted as part of Ipsos MRBI’s Omnipoll service which interviews a fresh sample of 1,000 adults in Ireland aged 15+ every two weeks. Respondents were interviewed via telephone. For more information on Ipsos MRBI’s Omnipoll service please contact Belinda Norton by e-mail at belinda.norton@ipsos.com.

The full press release from the ICS can be found here.

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