Melanoma Risk and Sunbeds


The popularity of indoor tanning is rising, and so is the risk of melanoma. French and Italian scientists have found a 20% increase of melanoma with any amount of sunbed use, but the risk almost doubles when sunbed usage starts before age 35. New ultraviolet tanning units may deliver 10-15 times the levels of ultraviolet A compared to the mid-day sun on the coast of southern California.

PositiveTip: Avoid the use of indoor tanning salons, especially if you are under 35.