Tanning - The Skin Cancer Foundation

Tanning is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds that causes genetic damage to cells on your outmost layer of skin. The skin tries to prevent further injury by producing melanin (the pigment that gives our skin its color) that results in darkening – what we call a tan.…

WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer

Jul 28, 2009 · The World Health Organization has moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -- Skip to main content. ... WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer. Indoor Tanning Causes Melanoma, Report Shows.Author: Salynn Boyles…

Tanning Beds - Let's Clear the Confusion

“Tanning Beds Decrease Ten Times More Cancers than they Cause” 2. “There’s compelling research showing that sun exposure will indeed protect you against melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer.” 3. “You constantly hear indoor tanning causes melanoma, many millions of people do this [indoor tanning] and don’t get skin ...…

WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer - MedicineNet

Cogliano says the IARC group met last month to review the research on tanning beds and the role ultraviolet light exposure plays in skin cancer.. The studies found that ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet C (UVC) radiation all cause cancer in animal models, he says.. This is significant because the indoor tanning industry has often claimed that tanning beds are safe ...…