Tanning Salons

By Sheryl Clark, MD
May 11, 2011
Category: Tanning Booths
Tags: melanoma  

I just read a shocking set of statistics, which I would like to share with you. A recent online surveys of more than 3800 white, non-Hispanic females aged 14 to 22 years found the 81 percent of respondents had tanned outdoors frequently or occasionally during the last year, while more than 32% had used a tanning bed, 25% at least weekly! There is an epidemic of melanoma in the US and worldwide, and this kind of tanning will undoubtably lead to more skin cancers as well as deaths from melanoma.