“A panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization found in 2009 that the use of sun beds before age 30 was associated with a 75 percent increase in the risk of melanoma. A 2012 study found a 15 percent increase in the risk of certain skin cancers with every four sessions in a tanning bed before age 35.”
This is alarming, particularly as the most cases are in girls and young women, and the skin cancers they are experiencing are serious.
I’m all for a little sensible sun exposure. But please avoid tanning beds.
via Indoor Tanning Poses Cancer Risks, Teenagers Learn – NYTimes.com.