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Tanning Beds as Deadly as Mustard Gas, Arsenic

Posted on Aug 13, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Rosie McDavid, 17, who has been using tanning beds since she was 14, prepares a tanning bed for a session in Tallahassee, Fla. International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them 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. Experts...

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