Tanning beds increase melanoma risk

More bad news for fans of tanning beds….

Another study shows a significantly increased risk of melanoma – the worst kind of skin cancer – in users of tanning beds.

Click here for CNN story. (link)

What will be interesting is whether or not the FDA will put restrictions on the use of tanning beds, particularly for teenagers, given the findings of multiple studies. They may even consider an outright ban on tanning beds, given their carcinogenic potential.

Oh, did I mention that tanning makes you look old before your time? Yup – those UV rays also destroy the elastic fibres in your skin, in addition to pigmentation and textural changes.

“Pale: it’s the new tan.”

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