Increased Health Risks for Indoor Tanners

Dr. Dennis Hughes says indoor tanning increases risks of both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers.
3:00 | 10/02/12

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The use of indoor tanning especially in people under age 25. Is associated with -- greatly increased risk. Of the non melanoma skin cancers. Now this comes in an important. Background for us because. Skin cancer is a global risk that comes from -- UV exposure. But this is true for melanoma and for the two non melanoma skin cancers that we think the most about. -- cell carcinoma and sequim itself Arsenault. There's already a fairly rich literature showing that. The use of indoor -- handing. Especially for people under 25. Is also associated with -- greatly increased risk of melanoma. So this adds two more cancers. To that risk pool. Realize that the World Health Organization has already declared. UV tanning beds to be -- Carson there is no safe dose that's been determined for indoor tanning. And there's been no clear indication for the use of these so. The question is similar to asking. What's the best way to keep your lungs safe while you're inhaling cigarette smoke. And the answer is don't do it.

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