Sunday 20th April 2014,
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Tanning Triple Skin Cancer Risk

Qossay Takroori 2010/05/27

Tanning Triple Skin Cancer Risk 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

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Hi, I am Qossay Takroori the Founder and Chief editor of Palscience. I enjoy tasting authentic foods, swimming and engaging in constructive conversations. I like meeting people from all over the world so please don't hesitate to drop me a comment or email if you want to chat.

  • Bryan Jenkins

    Bob Marley died of Melanoma right ?'*,

  • Matthew Anderson

    Sunblocks can also reduce the incidence of skin cancer by preventing UV to harm your skin.;~'

  • http://www.fishingumbrella.org Jason Rivera

    you can reduce the risk of skin cancer buy using sunblocks if you are going to get prolonged exposure to the sun *~”

  • http://www.acnetreatmentlab.com Katie Patel

    melanoma is deadly but is is often hard to get that disease too:.-

  • http://www.bodypillowdirect.com Body Pillow

    melanoma can really kill people in such a very short time specially if the immune system is compromised :`~

  • Kids Pools

    well, skin cancer incidence would be increasing because of the hole on the ozone layer ~-.