Tanning your Skin this Summer Should Stop
Most experts say the same thing, stay out of indoor tanning salons! Nearly 5 million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer each year, at a cost of $8.1 billion.
About 63,000 cases are the most serious kind, melanoma, and about 6,000 of those cases are directly linked to indoor tanning.
An industry group, the Indoor Tanning Association says that ultraviolet radiation from a sunbed is no worse than that from the sun and that both are healthful in moderation, as long as skin doesn't get burned.
The call to action from acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak says that skin cancer is a major public health problem and that too much exposure to indoor and outdoor ultraviolet light is a major cause.