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Tanning Beds Linked To 170,000 Cases Of Skin Cancer Every Year – Business Insider

At least 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to indoor tanning, according to an analysis published online Tuesday in the British medical journal BMJ.

Those cancers include basal-cell carcinomas and squamous-cell carcinomas, two common types of non-melanoma skin cancers that aren’t usually life-threatening, the study says. People who have ever used indoor tanning are 29¬†percent more likely to develop basal-cell carcinomas than those who have never used them.

Indoor tanners are 67 percent more likely to develop the more serious squamous-cell carcinomas compared with those who have never tanned indoors, says the study’s senior author Eleni Linos, an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California-San Francisco.

via Tanning Beds Linked To 170,000 Cases Of Skin Cancer Every Year – Business Insider.

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