Use of tanning beds varies greatly by race and gender, with nearly a third of white teenage girls using them. The Baltimore Sun photo by David Hobby. They want to look nice for the prom. While most nationwide teenagers appear to be heeding the warning to avoid tanning beds, nearly a third of white high-school girls still use indoor tanning devices. At the same time, teenagers in general are becoming less vigilant about using sunscreen. Those are the findings of Corey Basch, a William Paterson University associate professor of public health who crunched the numbers of a national survey of teenagers to look at tanning bed and sun screen use.
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However, three young women — all diagnosed before the age of 30 — will tell you that it absolutely can. Kelly, Kaitlin and Kristen all had different experiences with skin cancer — different forms of the disease, different treatments and different relationships with the sun. But the one common denominator was indoor tanning during their teenage years. Kristen C.
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The evidence linking the ultraviolet light from tanning lamps with melanoma has never been stronger, says Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, who wasn't involved in the new study. Melanoma is a lethal form of skin cancer diagnosed in nearly 77, Americans a year, according to the cancer society. Melanoma kills 9, Americans a year. Indoor tanning rates increase steadily as girls move through high school, peaking around age
Tanning is a ritual that almost every beauty-savvy woman goes through, at some point in time. While the sun is the best way to tan, and the beach is the ideal location, one has to make do with other options is those two are unavailable. In come tanning beds to save the day!