I think that most people who use indoor-tanning beds are aware of the fact that they increase their risk of developing skin cancer. But probably they don’t know that their risk increased by 75% if they use these tanning beds, new study finds.
Exposure to artificial UV light develops melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.
People who spent more than 50 hours under the lights were three times more likely to develop melanoma, according to the study. Moreover, people who frequented tanning salons for more than 10 years or who logged more than 100 sessions were about 2.5 times more likely to develop the cancer.
The FDA calls the results as “significant” and they might ban people under the age of 18 from using indoor-tanning beds.
“This new study adds to the body of evidence supporting the fact that indoor tanning poses significant risks.” Dr. Lynn Drake, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston.
Via – CNN Health