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Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Study Links Tanning Beds and Melanoma

An Australian study published in the International Journal of Cancer is the first to link tanning bed use with early-onset melanoma. A Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization) used a sample of 600+ people and reviewed 19 international informative studies. Their findings concluded that “ever use of sunbeds was positively associated with melanoma.” Well, did it really have to take that many people and that many studies to figure out …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

In a policy statement released on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics are rallying for all pediatricians to “support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning salons for children younger than 18 years.”   They are supported by the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. Why is tanning for minors so bad?   There is a 74% higher risk of melanoma for people who …

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