Tanning Beds Cause 170,000 Annual U.S. Skin Cancer Cases

Researchers appearing in todays’ BMJ (British Medical Journal) state that indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of melanoma, especially if exposed before the age of 25.

Despite the information about the risk and many people even making fun of overly tanned skin in the press—a la “Tan Mom”—tanning beds continue to remain popular in North America and Western Europe. In America, 170,000 annual cases of skin cancer are caused by tanning beds.

It’s time for people to wise-up and realize that just because the tanning happens indoors doesn’t make it safe.

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Tanning Beds Cause 170,000 Skin Cancers In USA Annually