Experts Warn Deep Tan Will Give Way To Permanent Skin Damage

HealthDay  (7/8, Thompson) reported that physicians stress that a deep tan from a tanning salon “will eventually give way to permanent skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays emitted by a tanning bed — damage up to and including potentially deadly skin cancer.” And, even though “most people spend more time in the sun during the summer months, exposure to ultraviolet light has become increasingly a year-round danger,” particularly for people who use tanning beds. Dermatologist James Spencer, MD explained, “The bottom line is excessive UV exposure increases your risk of skin cancer, whether you are indoors or outdoors.”

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