The erroneous information includes claims of health benefits from indoor tanning. The truth is that indoor tanning that exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 74 percent more likely to lead to melanoma, compared to those who have never used indoor tanning.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has strict guidelines that tanning salons must follow. Unfortunately many fail to comply. For example, the FDA recommends indoor tanning be limited to no more than three visits in the first week. However, most salons don't make this clear and may not even require any intervals between tanning sessions.
Another unfortunate and alarming report is that many tanning salons target teenage girls. They may offer student discounts and specials for homecoming or advertise back to school coupons.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there has been a dramatic increase in melanoma in the last 40 years. Between 1970 and 2009, melanoma has increased eight times among young women and four times among young men between the ages of 18 to 39.
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1. Don't go to tanning salons
2. Try to avoid the sun between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM
3. Use a safe sunscreen SPF 30 with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
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