Tanning beds, skin cancer, and vitamin D: an examination of the scientific evidence and public health implications

@article{Woo2010TanningBS,
  title={Tanning beds, skin cancer, and vitamin D: an examination of the scientific evidence and public health implications},
  author={Denise K. Woo and M. Eide},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={23}
}
Indoor tanning has become increasingly popular over the past decades, despite evidence of an increased risk of melanoma and, possibly, nonmelanoma skin cancer. Tanning bed proponents cite the health benefits of vitamin D to support indoor tanning, including concerns that reduced vitamin D levels or certain vitamin D receptor polymorphisms may be associated with increased incidence of various cancers, including cutaneous melanoma. However, most tanning devices primarily emit ultraviolet A, which… Expand
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