How dangerous are tanning beds?

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    If used very often, they can be dangerous.

    It has been shown that exposure to ultraviolet light is a risk factor for getting melanoma or skin cancer.  If you use a tanning bed more than 10 times a year, you are 800% more likely to develop melanoma than someone who does not use a tanning bed.

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    Tanning beds have proven to make it more likely to get melanoma. If you are under the age of 35, your risk of getting melanoma goes up for 75%. If you visit tanning beds more than ten times a year, you are 800% more likely to get melanoma, and even if you only use them ten times a year, you increase the likelihood by 300%. The continuous exposure to UV rays is a proven carcinogen (a substance that causes cancer). 

    Scientists are now proving even “light” tanning can have the same long term effects as “regular” tanning.

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    Many studies show that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is a definite risk factor for melanoma. Using a tanning bed more than 10 times a year made people seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma than those who did not use tanning beds as often. The risk of melanoma was increased by 300% for those using tanning beds occasionally and by 800% for those using tanning beds more than 10 times a year. The FDA estimates that about 38,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year in the U.S. and 7,300 people will die from this condition. The United States Department of Health & Human Services names UV radiation from the sun, and from artificial sources such as tanning beds and sun lamps, as a proven carcinogen – a cancer causing substance.

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