Answers to Common Skin Cancer Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about skin cancer.

Why is indoor tanning so dangerous?

Indoor tanning is dangerous mostly because the UVA and UVB rays emitted by tanning beds are considered harmful to the skin, since they lead to skin cancer and other effects like premature aging. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) categorizes tanning beds in the highest risk category, as causing cancer in humans.

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    Source: J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Brent Kirkland, MD, Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio; American Cancer Society; National Cancer Institute

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