Student Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer

Jun 19, 2015

Indoor tanning exposes users to intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which damages the skin and can lead to skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest type of skin cancer. According to some research, tanning salons tend to exist in areas with a greater number of girls and women aged 15-29 years and are particularly concentrated near colleges. Those who begin indoor tanning during adolescence or early adulthood have a higher risk of getting melanoma. Individuals who tan more frequently also have higher risks of melanoma. Melanoma results in nearly 9,000 deaths every year.

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