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Conventional Tanning Beds Linked to Cancer

March 23, 2007 | 30,211 views

According to a review of all studies done up until March 2006 investigating the relationship between tanning bed use and cancer, the use of sunbeds before age 35 can substantially increase the risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.

 

Men and women who had ever used sunbeds at any point in their lives were 15 percent more likely to develop melanoma. Exposure to tanning beds before age 35 increased melanoma risk by 75 percent.

There was also a link between tanning bed use and squamous cell carcinoma, a less-deadly type of skin cancer, but no link between tanning beds and basal cell carcinoma, another common skin cancer variety.

International Journal of Cancer, Vol. 120, No. 5, March 1, 2007: 1116-1122

MSNBC March 19, 2007


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