There were more than 86,600 cases of squamous cell carcinomas and 168,000 cases of basal cell carcinomas, which are both types of skin cancers, researchers found. The three types of skin cancer cases were attributed to exposure to tanning devices
in the U.S., the study said.
Because parental consent and law enforcement are key components in some current states' legislation regulating adolescents' access of tanning devices
, it is important to evaluate how these factors are monitored.
Thirty-three states place some form of age restrictions on ultraviolet tanning devices
. California and Vermont ban their use by anyone under 18.
TOUGHER action is needed to reduce the use of harmful sunbeds, researchers said, after a study found that the risk of skin cancer increases by 20% for people who use the tanning devices
Studies show that expesure to UV radiation from artificial tanning devices
is assoo: alea with a 75% ncreased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin carreer, and non-me-anoma skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma and basical carcincma
Among white women aged 18-34 years, 25% had used a tanning device
at least once in the previous 12 months and 15% had used one at least 10 times, according to data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey.
* Specifically, respondents were asked, "During the past 12 months, have you used an indoor tanning device
such as a sunlamp, sunbed, or tanning booth even one time?
Then there was the tanning device
which looked like a big cludgie.
Never use a tanning bed, booth, lamp or any other kind of indoor tanning device
No person under the age of 14 will be allowed to use a tanning device
while those between the ages of 14 and prior to turning 18 can only tan with written parental consent.
"We found that it didn't matter the type of tanning device
used; there was no safe tanning device
The data collected by the researchers included skin, hair, and eye color; presence of moles and freckles; lifetime routine sun exposure; age at which tanning beds were first used; duration and frequency of indoor tanning; and type of tanning device