Tanning beds more dangerous than previously thought?

October 6, 2011

New research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that the main type of ultraviolet rays used in tanning beds may penetrate to a deep layer of skin that is most vulnerable to the cancer causing changes caused by UV rays.

This information comes as the FDA is considering banning the use of tanning beds among children under18.

The Indoor Tanning Association Group says this new study is about ultraviolet radiation, not tanning beds, and that tanning beds have the same ratio of UV waves as the sun.

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