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Young women looking for a "healthy glow" should not turn to indoor tanning


Last updated 3/13/2020 at 4am

NEW YORK CITY– With spring on the horizon, many women may be tempted to visit the tanning salon in an effort to banish pale winter skin. However, those hoping for a “healthy glow” should be aware that indoor tanning causes severe damage to the skin’s DNA, upping their chances of skin cancer and premature skin aging.

There is no such thing as a healthy tan achieved by unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, includes UV tanning devices in its Group 1, a list of agents that are cancer-caus...

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