Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Melanoma Risk Increases With Tanning Bed Use

More evidence has come to light that shows how melanoma is caused by using indoor tanning beds.

According to recent research, there is a 20 percent increase in the risk of melanoma among those who use tanning beds.  

An article published in MedPage Today state that the risk doubles when sunbed use starts before the age of 35. High usage of tanning beds increases the risk of developing melanoma by 42 percent. 

Ultraviolet tanning units are 10 to 15 times stronger than midday sunlight on the Mediterranean Sea. 

Certain studies relating to yearly tanning bed sessions demonstrate a 1.8 percent increase in the risk of getting melanoma with each visit.
Snyder and Wenner, P.C

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