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February 08, 2012

Tanning salons - they're lying about health risks

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer featured a story about an investigative report by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Investigators found that 90% of the salons contacted said that indoor tanning did not pose health risks, and more than half the salons denied that the fake sun increased risk of cancer. To see the ABC TV story, click here.

Medical research has found that indoor tanning is a cause of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease. The World Health Organization grades indoor tanning beds as a Group 1 carcinogen. Other Group 1 substances include tobacco smoke and arsenic.

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