February 18,

Tanning – Indoor

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Tanning - Indoor

Not only can the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning beds cause premature aging, it also increases the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Indoor tanning before the age of 30 has been associated with a significant increase in the risk of melanoma, and in 2009  sunbeds (UV tanning beds) were moved up to the highest cancer risk category—group 1— ‘carcinogenic to humans’ by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Those most at risk are:  under 18 years of age, have fair or freckly skin, burn easily, have a lot of moles, have had skin cancer in the past, have a family history of skin cancer, or use medication that increases your sensitivity to UV.

You should NEVER use a tanning bed.

 

Last modified on Jul 19, 2016