Justice prevents tanning for cosmetic purposes in Brazil as determined by standard Anvisa
TheAttorneyGeneralof the Union (AGU)has,in court, thecontinuing validity ofthestandardNational Agencyfor Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) thatprohibited theperformance ofartificialtanningfor cosmetic purposesin the country.TheAGUhas achievedvictories inothersimilar cases.
Thefederalattorney generalof the 1st Region(PRF1) and theFederal Prosecutor(PF) alongAnvisaexplained thataccording toLaw9.782/99the Agency hasthe power to regulate, regulate, controland monitoringproducts andservices thatevolvehealth riskpublic, which makeslegitimateResolution56/2009ontanning.Moreover,saidthat the rightto protection of healthtakes precedence overthe right tofree exerciseof economic activity.
According tofederal prosecutors, severalscientific studieshave beenused forthe standardedition.Indoor tanningfor cosmetic purposeswas banned afterextensive debatewith society, throughpublic hearings and consultationsproperly disclosed.AGUAnvisastressed thatopenedtheopportunity fordebate,demonstrating thatwe observed theprinciples ofadvertising,contradictory andfull defense. The beauticianthat triggered theJusticeargued thatthe norm ofAnvisahas no force oflawand thereforecould notprohibit the use ofartificialtanning equipment.