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Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Sun and sunbeds


  • UV radiation from the sun and from a sunbed may give you a tan, but may also harm your skin and eyes.

  • DSA leads the work with the national UV and skin cancer strategy. The aim is to reduce the incidence and mortality of skin cancer caused by sun and sunbeds.

  • DSA measures UV radiation from the sun at nine measuring stations around Norway.

  • UV index is a measure of how intense the UV radiation from the sun is, and you should protect your skin and eyes when the UV index is 3 or higher.

  • The Radiation Protection Regulations set requirements for owners, dealers and importers of sunbeds. Both DSA and the municipalities may inspect the sunbeds.

  • DSA stays updated on research and knowledge and informs and advises on doses and effects of UV radiation on humans.