Tanning Beds Cause Skin Cancer

by Rajashri on  August 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
 Tanning Beds Cause Skin Cancer
Experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization have said that tanning beds are definitely carcinogenic and promote cancer formation in consumers.

Earlier the organization had rated these sunbeds as probably carcinoigenic, but a review of 20 studies on the subject forced them to upgrade their warnings.

"People need to be reminded of the risks of sunbeds," said Vincent Cogliano, one of the cancer researchers. "We hope the prevailing culture will change so teens don't think they need to use sunbeds to get a tan."

The International Agency for Cancer Research also said that most tanning beds use UV radiation, which is linked to skin and eye cancer.

The details of the study appear online in the Lancet Oncology.

Source: Medindia

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I don't believe that tanning beds cause skin cancer. But I do believe that the sun blocks and lotions cause the skin cancer. Our skin is the largest organ on our body so there for every thing we put on our skin is absorbed and therefore the chemicals we put in on our bodies can cause cancer.. The more we as humans buy into things like "we are making the perfect tanning salution (all made from chemicals) or before you go out into the sun you should put sun block on (all made from chemicals)" Its boils down to MONEY MONEY MONEY thats all, they want your money just like in weight loss. And hey if you never in your life put anything on your skin that has chemicals in them and you don't get cancer then that is great. If you do I am sorry to hear. I have had cancer but not skin cancer, I am 15 yrs without it and keep watching the things I eat and do.
I am sorry if this offends anyone but I am a firm believer in mother nature and not man kind.. Lets think for a bit about what us humans have done to this world and think of all the natural herbs and such that is good for us provided by mother nature.....

missd Monday, August 3, 2009

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