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Hampshire Trading Standards

Safer in the sun


Malignant melanoma is the second most common cancer in 15-34 year olds. The 2012 Health Profile found Hampshire to have a significantly worse rate of malignant melanoma compared with the English average.

Sunscreen products

Sunscreen products protect against UV radiation and can be effective in preventing sun-burn and skin cancer.

These products are regulated in the UK by the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations.

Safety Precautions

Purchase sunscreen products:



Sunglasses are classified as personal protective equipment (PPE). They are regulated in the UK as Simple PPE by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations.

General Requirements

How can Trading Standards help?

If you have any concerns regarding sunscreen products or sunglasses, please contact your local Trading Standards Service.


How to report a product problem

Further advice

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