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Tanning beds are more harmful than previously thought


Dic 31, 2022
  • Alejandra Martin
  • BBC World

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The risk of squamous cell carcinoma increases by 100% even with current use of tanning beds, without burns, according to the study.

«We don’t just want people to use tanning beds less, we want them to stop using them altogether.»

Professor Harry Moseley, from the University of Dundee in Scotland, is the author of a study on tanning beds presented this week at the World Skin Cancer Congress in Edinburgh.

«We found that if a person between the ages of 20 and 35 uses a sunbed for an average of eight minutes once a week, their risk of having a specific type of cancer by age 55 doubles,» Moseley told the BBC. World.

In other words, the risk increases practically 100%.