Enjoy tanning, but use sunbeds and other tanning devices responsibly. Irresponsible use can pose serious risks for your health. Every year, tens of thousands of Europeans are diagnosed with skin cancer, which is often related to damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Preventing damage to your health is better than curing. You can now download for the Tan-R app, which helps you recognize potential hazardous situations for your health and gives you
simple tips on how to take steps to avoid these risks. Tan-R is free, simple and quick in its use. It consists of several yes/no questions with a knock out system. That means you get the advice fit for you immediately after is recognized you are currently part of a high risk group with regard to tanning. As a consequence, you might receive the advice you need within seconds after installing Tan-R.download
The launch of the Tan-R app is the conclusion of a campaign in which consumers were presented the humorous launch of a nonexistent product, ‘the mobile tanning device’, which was said to be able to transform the light form your smartphone into UV-radiation. This would enable users to enjoy tanning at any place, at any time. The buzz created on social media from a video and campaign website
intended to draw the attention of consumers to the important message of responsible tanning. The campaign website is still available here.
PROSAFE (Product Safety) is a non-profit professional organisation for market surveillance authorities and officers from throughout the EEA. Its primary objective is to improve the safety of users of products and services in Europe. Joint Market
Surveillance Actions coordinated by PROSAFE are primarily funded by the European Commission and EFTA.