Be Sun Safe

Don’t Use Tanning Beds 

 

No matter what tanning parlor claim, tanning beds are not “safer than the sun,” and the younger you are when you start using them, the greater your skin cancer risk. The harmful effects of UltraViolet light are cumulative.

The World Health Organization classifies indoor tanning devices as carcinogens (causing cancer). Research estimates that, in the US, more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer, from basal cell carcinoma to melanoma (two types of skin cancer), may be related to indoor tanning.