PMID- 29374748
DCOM- 20180207
LR  - 20180207
IS  - 1791-7530 (Electronic)
IS  - 0250-7005 (Linking)
VI  - 38
IP  - 2
DP  - 2018 Feb
TI  - A Critical Appraisal of the Recent Reports on Sunbeds from the European
      Commission's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks and
      from the World Health Organization.
PG  - 1111-1120
AB  - The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and
      Emerging Risks and the World Health Organization recently published reports which
      concluded that a large proportion of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer is
      attributable to sunbed use, and that there is no need to use sunbeds as there are
      no health benefits and they are not needed to achieve an optimal vitamin D level.
      The overall conclusion from both bodies was that there is no safe limit for UV
      irradiance from sunbeds. We are, however, deeply concerned that these assessments
      appear to be based on an incomplete, unbalanced and non-critical evaluation of
      the literature. Therefore, we rebut these conclusions by addressing the
      incomplete analysis of the adverse health effects of UV and sunbed exposure (what
      is 'safe'?) and the censored representation of beneficial effects, not only but
      especially from vitamin D production. The stance taken by both agencies is not
      sufficiently supported by the data and in particular, current scientific
      knowledge does not support the conclusion sunbed use increases melanoma risk.
CI  - Copyright(c) 2018, International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. George J. 
      Delinasios), All rights reserved.
FAU - Reichrath, Jorg
AU  - Reichrath J
AD  - Center for Clinical and Experimental Photodermatology, The Saarland University
      Hospital, Homburg, Germany
AD  - Department of Dermatology, The Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany.
FAU - Lindqvist, Pelle G
AU  - Lindqvist PG
AD  - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska
      University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden.
FAU - DE Gruijl, Frank R
AU  - DE Gruijl FR
AD  - Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the
FAU - Pilz, Stefan
AU  - Pilz S
AD  - Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Department of Internal Medicine,
      Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
AD  - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care 
      Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
FAU - Kimball, Samantha M
AU  - Kimball SM
AD  - Department of Research, Pure North S'Energy Foundation, Calgary, Canada.
AD  - St. Mary's University, Calgary, Canada.
FAU - Grant, William B
AU  - Grant WB
AD  - Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
FAU - Holick, Michael F
AU  - Holick MF
AD  - Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Review
PL  - Greece
TA  - Anticancer Res
JT  - Anticancer research
JID - 8102988
SB  - IM
MH  - *Environment
MH  - Ethnic Groups
MH  - Humans
MH  - Melanoma/*etiology
MH  - Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced/*etiology
MH  - Skin Neoplasms/*etiology
MH  - *Sunbathing
MH  - Ultraviolet Rays/*adverse effects
MH  - World Health Organization
OT  - *SCHEER report on sunbeds
OT  - *WHO report on sunbeds
OT  - *indoor tanning
OT  - *melanoma
OT  - *melanoma risk
OT  - *review
OT  - *solarium
OT  - *sunbed
OT  - *tanning
EDAT- 2018/01/29 06:00
MHDA- 2018/02/08 06:00
CRDT- 2018/01/29 06:00
PHST- 2017/10/31 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2017/12/05 00:00 [revised]
PHST- 2017/12/18 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2018/01/29 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2018/01/29 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/02/08 06:00 [medline]
AID - 38/2/1111 [pii]
AID - 10.21873/anticanres.12330 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Anticancer Res. 2018 Feb;38(2):1111-1120. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.12330.