Tanning Beds Cause Melanoma

By contactus
December 23, 2011
Category: Tanning Booths
Tags: melanoma   tanning booths  

An October article in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology provides molecular evidence that the light emitted by tanning beds cause skin cancer.  Cyclobutane thymidine dimers, a DNA mutation, were present in the deep epidermis after a single exposure to UV1 radiation, which is the type emitted by tanning beds.

This also supports the recommendation for truly broad-spectrum sunscreens to prevent skin cancer, since most sunscreens only prevent UVB radiation from damaging DNA.

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