Tanning Bed Cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/25/07

Tanning Bed Cancer

Now that spring is officially here some might feel motivated to get a little more color onto winter white skin. But before you hit the tanning beds for an instant glow a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer might change your mind about that.

It says young people who spend time in tanning beds are at an increased risk for melanoma and other skin cancers. This comes from a research group in France that found men and women who used a tanning bed at some point in their lives were 15% more likely to develop Melanoma which is the most deadly type of skin cancer. But even more alarming than that is the study found those who used tanning beds before the age of thirty-five boosted their risk of melanoma by seventy-five percent.

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