Indoor Tanning Statistics – Woah.

15 Nov

There’s a fine line between tan and looking like you rolled in a bag of doritos..

INDOOR TANNING

  • Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen.33 Currently tanning beds are regulated by the FDA as Class I medical devices, the same designation given elastic bandages and tongue depressors.34 
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, includes ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices in its Group 1, a list of the most dangerous cancer-causing substances.35 Group 1 also includes agents such as plutonium, cigarettes, and solar UV radiation.36 
  • Frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure.37 
  • Ten minutes in a sunbed matches the cancer-causing effects of 10 minutes in the Mediterranean summer sun.38 
  • Nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. every year39; 2.3 million of them are teens.40 
  • On an average day, more than one million Americans use tanning salons.41 
  • Seventy-one percent of tanning salon patrons are girls and women aged 16-29.42 
  • Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.43 
  • People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.44 
  • The indoor tanning industry has an annual estimated revenue of $5 billion.40

from The Skin Cancer Foundation website

My next blog will be about a great product line to prevent melonoma!

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One Response to “Indoor Tanning Statistics – Woah.”

  1. Vada Filippello January 8, 2012 at 5:14 am #

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