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Dangers of Tanning

DANGERS OF TANNING Sunburns of adolescent tanning bed users have 58% burns due to constant exposure. SUN SUN An estimated 1,957 indoor tanners landed in US emergency rooms in 2012 after burning their skin or eyes, fainting or suffering other injuries. Only 1/3 of people use sunscreen while tanning. Indoor tanning equipment, which includes all artificial light sources, including beds, lamps, bulbs, booths, etc., emits UVA and UVB radiation. The amount of the radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to the sun, and in some cases might be stronger. An estimated 1,957 indoor tanners landed in US emergency rooms in 2012 after burning their skin or eyes, fainting or suffering other injuries. Cancer Even one indoor tanning session can increase users' risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent. The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency of Research on Cancer panel has declared ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds and sun lamps, as a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). Indoor tanning before age 24 increases one's risk of developing basal cell carcinoma by age 50. One indoor UV tanning session increases users' risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent.55 Each year, more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer, including both melanoma and NMSC, in the U.S. are linked to indoor tanning. The risk of melanoma is 75% HIGHER for people who start tanning indoors before Studies have found a 59 percent increase in the risk of melanoma in those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning, and the risk increases with each use. age 35. More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the US each year are linked to indoor tanning, including about 245,000 basal cell carcinomas, 168,000 Of melanoma cases among 18-to-29-year-olds who had tanned indoors, 76 percent were attributable to tanning bed use. squamous cell carcinomas, and 6,200 melanomas. Just one indoor tanning session increases users' chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year boosts the risk almost another two percent. People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent. Misc. health problems A recent investigation estimated that 3,234 injuries related to indoor tanning - including burns, loss of consciousness and eye injuries - were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments every year from 2003 to 2012. Indoor tanning can lead to skin aging, immune suppression & eye damage. In addition to the above-mentioned risks, frequesnt, intentional exposure to UV light may lead to tanning addication. Infographic provided by BOOTH S TU DIO www.studio-booth.com

Dangers of Tanning

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Numerous individual studies have been done into the dangers of tanning, both from prolonged sun exposure and indoor tanning beds. With both sides arguing both the pros and cons of the issue, follow al...

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