Teen Tanning Bed Ban Would Prevent Thousands of U.S. Melanoma Cases

Source: HealthDay, April 2021

A U.S.-wide ban on teen use of tanning beds would prevent thousands of cases of skin cancer and save millions in health care costs, researchers say.

Indoor tanning has been linked to an increased risk of melanoma — the deadliest type of skin cancer — and the highest risk is among people who start using tanning beds at a young age. Despite that danger, many U.S. teens do.

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