A MASSIVE 83 per cent of the town's sunbeds were found to be over the legal radiation limit.

Officers from the council's regulatory services visited all known sunbed businesses within the borough and found one in ten sunbeds were at least four times over the legal limit.

Perhaps more worryingly their users and supervisors didn't fully understand the potential risks to health associated with using sunbeds without adequate protection.

Officers warned businesses that any further non-compliance may result in appropriate enforcement action being taken.

Sharon Stoltz, acting director of Public Health for Barnsley, said: "The high levels of radiation measured during this survey create a real risk of a future increase in skin cancer cases in the Barnsley area."

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