Are Tanning Beds Safe? No And Here’s Why.

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No matter how splashy and seductive the ads promoting tanning salons may be, artificial tanning machines are not safe, and we at Westchester Health Pediatrics do not recommend them. Tanning beds emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In fact, people

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The Dangers of Indoor Tanning

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“But doctor, my teen wants to look healthy and  tanned for his/her prom/party/special event….and this is much safer than the sun!” A tanning bed is NOT a safe alternative to the sun for teens who want a golden glow Tanning beds emit ultraviolet radiation which is a significant risk factor for skin cancers, including malignant

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