The Risks Of Indoor Tanning Are So Much More Than Skin Cancer

December 17, 2014 9:42 PM

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Researchers -- led by Gery P. Guy Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention -- found that hospitals treat about 3,234 indoor tanning-related injuries per year. The findings were published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed journal.

Those injured "tended to be female (82.2 percent), non-Hispanic white (77.8 percent) and between the ages 18 to 24 years (35.5 percent)," a press release notes. The most common injuries were skin burns, passing out and eye injuries.

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