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Am J Public Health. 1994 Mar;84(3):476-8.

The use of commercial tanning facilities by suburban Minnesota adolescents.

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  • 1Johnson County Department of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa.

Abstract

In 1991, 1008 suburban St. Paul, Minn, high school students were surveyed via self-administered questionnaire regarding use of commercial tanning facilities, injuries experienced from tanning, use of protective measures while tanning indoors, and knowledge of the risks of tanning. Overall, 34% of the respondents had used commercial tanning facilities. Fifty percent said they had not been warned by tanning facility operators about the risks of tanning indoors, 28% reported not being told to wear goggles, and 17% reported never wearing goggles. The results indicate that these adolescents use commercial tanning services at high rates, and often in ways that increase their risk for a variety of health problems.

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8129071
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PMC1614826
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