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Tanning Beds Send Thousands to ER

An average 3,234 per year, CDC study finds

(Newser) - Skin burns, lacerations, and eye injuries so bad they result in trips to the ER: Such are the perils posed by indoor tanning beds, according to a new CDC study released yesterday. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , are described as "the first national estimates of indoor tanning–... More »

Australia Is Banning Tanning Beds

Country hopes to lower high skin cancer rates

(Newser) - Aussies may not be artificially bronzed for much longer, with the majority of Australian states introducing bans on tanning beds. Australia has some of world's highest rates of skin cancer, which accounts for 80% of all cancers diagnosed in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. A recent study... More »

Third of Young White Women Use Tanning Salons

Plus: Tanning mom banned from 63 salons

(Newser) - Some 32% of white women aged 18 to 21 have hit the tanning salon at least once in the past year, according to the first major federal study in more than 10 years. On average, members of the group tan 28 times per year. The study also found that 30%... More »

Skin Cancer Soars Among Young Adults

Researchers blame tanning beds

(Newser) - Researchers expected a rise in skin cancer among young women—but they didn't expect this: Between 1970 and 2009, melanoma became eight times more common among women 18 to 39 and four times higher among men in that age group, Time reports. "There is currently a melanoma epidemic... More »

Tanning Beds Raise Risk of Deadly Cancer

Researchers track more than 75,000 subjects over 20 years

(Newser) - The risk of life-threatening skin cancer increases with the frequency of tanning bed use, a 20-year study finds. Between 1989 and 2009, researchers tracked the tanning practices of more than 73,000 nurses, both while they were in high school and college and from age 25 to 35. They learned... More »

Tanning Beds Now Illegal for California Minors

Skin cancer risks cited in raising the minimum age

(Newser) - No more tanning beds for minors in California, reports the Los Angeles Times . Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed legislation that raises the minimum age for ultraviolet tanning procedures from 14 (with parental permission) to 18, citing the risks posed by skin cancer. "If everyone knew the true dangers of... More »

Mom, Daughters Survive Tornado in Tanning Bed

Three climbed in when they 'started seeing stuff flying around’

(Newser) - A little bright spot amid the tornado devastation : A woman in Trenton, Ga., tells WRCB-TV that she and her two daughters survived by climbing into a tanning bed in the family's newly opened salon. "We just laid there for a few minutes," says Lisa Rice. "I... More »

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