Teens and Tanning Beds

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

Many girls have already bought their dress, made their hair appointments and are ready for prom. While some girls are still on the hunt for that perfect dress, they’re also looking for that perfect tan.

However, the World Health Organization says tanning beds could be responsible for an epidemic of skin cancer in the future.

Most tanning salons use bulbs in their tanning beds that emit a significant amount of ultraviolet radiation, which is associated with the development of skin cancer and premature aging.

This year, more than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States exceeding all other cancers combined.

Tanning Salon owners say there is a new option that teens can turn to that they say is UV free, its called Airbrush Tanning.

Airbrush tanning is a tanning solution sprayed on by a certified tan technician. It uses no UV light.

Salon owners say so far there have been no signs of long-term effects of the product.


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