Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A recent AAJ article states that the CBS Evening News (7/28) reported that, according to a paper published online July 29 in The Lancet Oncology, tanning beds may “pose as big a risk as tobacco and asbestos.” The article noted that Medical correspondent Jon LaPook, MD, explained that the “international panel of cancer experts upgraded the warning on tanning beds from probably to definitely able to cause cancer.” The article noted that the study concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30.

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