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The Dangers of Using Tanning Beds

  • More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer are linked to indoor tanning.
  • More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than those with lung cancer because of smoking.
  • Individuals who have ever used tanning beds have a 34% increased risk of developing melanoma compared to those who have never used tanning beds.
  • People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increases their risk for melanoma by 75%.
  • Those who have ever tanned indoors have a 69% risk of developing basal cell carcinoma before age 40.

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