Study Says Tanning Beds Are Not Safe, Lead To Skin Cancer

September 19, 2008

A new report has been published in the October issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, which reveals there is no safe way to get a tan.  Indoor tanning beds, as well as sunbathing, according to experts, are dangerous and lead to cancer....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new report has been published in the October issue of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, which reveals there is no safe way to get a tan.  Indoor tanning beds, as well as sunbathing, according to experts, are dangerous and lead to cancer.

Researchers from the University of London, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and St. George’s, carried out the research.

What they have discovered is that any type of UV radiation can lead to cancer.

Experts have made it clear that indoor tanning beds, as well as sunbathing outside are both equally dangerous.

The study found that UV rays from sunbathing, as well as indoor tanning beds both led to the development of skin cancer.

This comes as the Indoor Tanning Association recently launched a nationwide campaign to try and convince the public that tanning helps promote good health.

The group stated that it did so by boosting vitamin D levels in people.

They even went as far as to run a full-page ad in the New York Times to question the link between sun exposure and the skin cancer melanoma.

Experts state though that people get vitamin D from other sources, as the sun is very dangerous.

Researchers wrote that over the past 75 years, the risk for people in America to develop melanoma has increased by 2000%.

According to the American Cancer Society, 60,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.


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