International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming both to be as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.
For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens."
A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. ExpertsPreviously, only one type of ultraviolet radiation was thought to be lethal.
The new classification means tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation are definite causes of cancer, alongside tobacco, the hepatitis B virus and chimney sweeping, among others.
The research was published online in the medical journal Lancet Oncology today by experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization.
Answer by gdiamante at 2:59 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
GOOD!!! i know some of my friends do and i hate it!!!!!
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Answer by Angellinda at 3:47 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
ladies please tell your friends and family of what can happen!!! this is horrible...yeah were all gonna die one day and yeah it "makes you look good" but why cut our lives shorter????
Answer by Crushersmommy at 11:39 AM on Jul. 31, 2009