True or False: Tanning Booths Won't Cause Skin Cancer.
FALSE – According to
SkinCancer.org, just ONE tanning booth visit, 1) will increase your risk of
melanoma by 20% 2) will increase your
risk of basal cell carcinoma by 29% and 3) will increase your risk of squamous
cell carcinoma by a whopping 67% . A spokesperson for The Skin Cancer
Foundation pointed out that there seems to be a cultural disconnect between the
risk of skin cancer and the desire for a ‘healthy glow.’ Since physical
appearance may mean more than long-range health effects, a new study suggests
that pointing out the negative cosmetic effect of tanning, such as age spots
and wrinkling, may have more impact than the fear of skin cancer.