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Study Compares Tanning Beds To Arsenic and Mustard Gas

  • July 30, 2009
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From KTVI-TV/FOX2:

A recent study by the World Health Organization has found that tanning beds and other UV radiation can be as deadly as arsenic, mustard gas or cigarette smoking. The report found the risk of skin cancer jumps 75% when people use the beds before turning the age of thirty. However, some in the tanning industry say there''s no proven link. Some tanning shops say if used properly, the beds are safe.

Lynn Cornelius, Dermatology Chief with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish talks about the study and says whether she thinks the study has merit or if it''s just hype.

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