Tanning Bed Cause Cancer

July 29, 2009


The ultraviolet radiation for tanning beds had been called a probable carcinogen but they have been reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a definite cause of cancer. The reclassification comes after a review of 20 studies that show the risk of skin cancer increases by 75% when people start using tanning beds before age 30. In a story on CBS Early Show and CBS 2 locally, Penn Dermatology patient Maryann Post speaks about the skin cancer she's battled after years of tanning. Christopher Miller, MD, assistant professor of Dermatology and Director of Dermatologic Surgery, says "any tan represents damaged skin, so if you're tan, your skin is damaged." Read More