Redheads at sunbed risk

RED-HAIRED people with freckles are among the most likely to use sunbeds, a survey claimed today.

Many people with fair skins resort to the machines in a vain attempt to develop a tan. Yet they are the most at risk of developing skin cancer from the ultraviolet radiation used in parlours.

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Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said: "If you are very pale and you want a tan, you will find self-tan products far more effective.

"Pale-skinned people are at far higher risk of skin cancer than others, so it is alarming that they are the most inclined to use sunbeds."