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Mo Med. 2012 May-Jun;109(3):166-70.

Tanning themselves to death: a new teen fad.

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  • 1University of Missouri School of Medicine, USA. WestSo@health.missouri.edu


Incidence rates of melanoma continue to rise, especially in young women, despite the enormous body of evidence that identifies ultraviolet radiation as a skin carcinogen. It is time for a change in societal norms, an increase in counseling of young adults about the risks of indoor tanning facilities, and to prevent young adults from tanning by introducing new legislation.

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