6. What comments were expressed on the findings of this assessment?
Interested parties were invited to comment on the findings of this assessment by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP).
Twenty-three comments were received from Europe and the USA, mainly from public health bodies and the sunbed industry.
Some from public health bodies felt the SCCP committee had not sufficiently emphasized the health risks of sunbed use and those from industry felt that it had made too much of these risks.
There were several comments on vitamin D. Some said that bone health is the only proven benefit of vitamin D. Others said that the evidence for the other beneficial effects of vitamin D was stronger than it was stated.
Overall, there were many comments on detail, some of which have been addressed but none of which alters the overall conclusions. More...