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Is Your Tanning Bed Dangerous?
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Susan Evans, MD posted:
Tanning is a booming business that has more than 30 million customers in the US each year. Still, this does not change the fact that regular exposure to UV rays increases the risk of melanoma and skin damage. Research has shown that tanning even 10 times a year can increase melanoma risk by up to seven times! The bottom line is that there is no safe way to tan, so make sure to wear a sunblock that protects from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, avoid dangerous tanning beds, and try a healthy spray tan instead!
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