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    Study: Strong link between tanning beds, skin canc

    I heard this on the radio yesterday and thought I would look it up and share.

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    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?se...lth&id=7465810

    Study: Strong link between tanning beds, skin cancer

    Nearly 30-million Americans visit indoor tanning salons each year. But they may be taking home more than just a tan.


    A new study suggests an even stronger link between tanning beds and deadly skin cancer. Researchers found people who have received indoor tans, on average, experience a whopping 75-percent increased risk of developing melanoma compared to those who have never tanned indoors. Doctors hope the study will force chronic tanners to change their habits.

    If you knew that even a small amount of exposure to a tanning bed could increase your risk for a deadly form of skin cancer, would you still do it? Every time you lie down in a tanning bed, your cancer risk rises.

    Researchers say just 10 tanning sessions can increase your risk by about 34-percent. One hundred sessions can up your risk of developing melanoma by about 200-percent.

    These new findings come too late for Maryann gerber. The self-described tan-a-holic started laying under the lights as a teenager and developed stage three melanoma before her 25th birthday. She says, "I almost killed myself over a stupid tan."

    So did Mallory hughes. After years of tanning, doctors discovered skin cancer on her legs. She says, "I kind of thought I was immune. Everybody always says that, but it's true. You kind of think you're the only one that this isn't going to happen to."

    Both women found out the hard way that the pursuit of that "healthy glow" could be anything, but healthy.
    The new study is being released as a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is considering stricter mandates on tanning beds. That could include restrictions or even bans for users under the age of 18.


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    Re: Study: Strong link between tanning beds, skin

    Quote Originally Posted by sojustask View Post
    Researchers found people who have received indoor tans, on average, experience a whopping 75-percent increased risk of developing melanoma compared to those who have never tanned indoors. Doctors hope the study will force chronic tanners to change their habits.

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    That's awful. They should ban tanning beds, or put a heavy tax on them to pay for the increased health costs they cause.

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    Re: Study: Strong link between tanning beds, skin

    They are already banned in quite a few european countries and Australia/New Zealand for minors; due to the increased rates of melanoma in users.
    Credible peer reviewed studies have been around for a decade stating this link as real.
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Hematolo...inCancer/20324

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...stard-Gas.aspx

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-a...s-cause-cancer

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1235010/

    i am not sure how this is a medical scam though?
    I have never heard of doctor or nurse recommending them?

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