Just Four Annual Visits to an Indoor Tanning Salon Significantly Increases Skin Cancer Risk
The Skin Cancer Foundation Dispels Common Tanning Excuse
Nearly 30 million Americans who visit tanning salons each year may do so because they believe they look better with a tan. In fact, they are putting themselves at risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and is linked with a higher risk of all forms of skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanoma, the most common form of cancer among young adults ages 25-29 years old.
Multiple reports have documented the health risks associated with using UV-emitting tanning devices. With the help of this research, The Skin Cancer Foundation is dispelling some common tanning excuses.
via The Skin Cancer Foundation – Winter Indoor Tanners Beware | Tanning.
The Skin Cancer Foundation – California Enacts Nation’s Strictest Teen Tanning Law | Tanning. Children under the age of 18 have been banned from indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning in California. On October 9, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill … Continue reading
Under-18s sunbed ban to cut skin cancer toll according to Mail Online.
Children and teenagers have been banned from using sunbeds to protect them from soaring rates of skin cancer. A new law means that any tanning salon found letting under-18s use its beds from today faces a fine of up to £20000. …
Many of them use sunbeds several times a week.
New figures show rates of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have trebled among the under-35s since the Seventies.
The World Health Organisation says sunbeds are as big a cancer threat as smoking and asbestos.
Twenty minutes in a booth exposes you to the same amount of damaging ultra-violet light as spending a day on a Mediterranean beach, according to experts. Campaigners say the Act is long overdue.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1374575/Under-18s-sunbed-ban-cut-skin-cancer-toll.html#ixzz1LGtmGQnR