Sunbeds

For many people, the use of a solarium gives a tan and a feeling of well-being. Unfortunately, excessive sunbathing, both outdoors and in a solarium, increases the risk of skin cancer and other skin and eye damage. This especially applies if sunbathing starts at a young age. In Norway, we therefore have an 18-year age limit on providing solariums for cosmetic purposes.

The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is the responsible authority for radiation from solariums in Norway. All solariums for cosmetic use must be classified as UV type 3, according to the European Standard EN 60335-2-27, notified to the NRPA and published on our lists of permitted solarium models. On these solarium topic pages, you will find information for users, owners and distributors of solariums, and for the local authority employees who perform inspections in tanning studios.

  • Use of solarium

    Use of solarium

    There are some essential differences between sunbathing and the use of solariums. The UV radiation from solariums is more intense than the radiation from the sun in Norway. Measurements have shown large differences in output from one solarium to anot…

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  • Information to solarium owners

    Information to solarium owners

    The NRPA is the responsible authority for radiation from solariums in Norway, and the solariums are regulated by the Regulations on Radiation Protection and Use of Radiation (Radiation Protection Regulations).

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  • Information to solarium distributors and importers

    Information to solarium distributors and importers

    The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is the responsible authority for radiation from solariums in Norway, and the solariums are regulated by the Regulations on Radiation Protection and Use of Radiation (Radiation…

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  • Information to local authority inspectors

    Information to local authority inspectors

    The regulations for radiation protection and the use of radiation came into effect on 1 January 2004. Under the provisions of these regulations, authority was delegated to the municipalities to carry out inspections of artificial tanning equipment an…

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