Surgeon General Warns People Against Tanning

July 29, 2014 1:14 PM

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Surgeon General Warns People Against Tanning

Even though laying out in the sunlight for hours might seem like a relaxing and fun day, the United States Acting General has releases a report warning people about the dangers of indoor and outdoor tanning. The General, Boris Lushniak, released the warning this Tuesday, stating that skin cancer is a "major public health problem." He recommends people to wear sunscreen and a hat or stay in the shade and avoid indoor tanning.

"Right now we're seeing kind of a bad trend developing when it comes to skin cancers. Skin cancers - melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer - are increasing. It got to the point for us, right now, to be able to say, 'We need to have this call to action,'" Lushniak said in an interview with the Washin...

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