Written by Ann Pietrangelo on July 30th, 2009 in In The News.
Now the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified UV-emitting tanning devices as “carcinogenic to humans,” using the combined analysis of more than 20 studies to reach that conclusion. It also points to an increased risk of ocular melanoma from the use of tanning devices.
Whether this information will have any measurable impact on consumers, especially young consumers, remains to be seen. One would think that the perceived benefit of tanned skin would not outweigh the risk of often preventable forms of cancer. But the lure of the “healthy glow” is a powerful one.
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