by Kathy Jones on  September 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM Lifestyle News
 Illegal Suntans Could Harm Skin
Health officials have warned the public over using illegally sold suntan jabs which could give an orange tinge to the skin.

According to the reports, some people who bought and used the suntan jab, known as Melanotan found their skin change their colors. The experts also warned the public about other side effects such as high blood pressure, sickness and patchy formations on the skin.

Melanotan has quickly become one of the most popular suntan jabs available in the market with a number of people purchasing it through the internet or getting it from their health clubs. Costing around 300 for one course, the drug tricks the skin into producing higher levels of melanin which provides a more tanned look for the user.

Says Max Daly, who is the author of the annual Druglink Street Trends report, "One needle exchange worker in Cardiff said she was seeing lots of young men "who look like they've been Tango'd" coming into the exchange, while a Middlesbrough drug worker said Melanotan has become fashionable with some women who are naive about the risks and lose any concept of how tanned they look."

Source: Medindia

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