Fact:Sun lamps used in tanning beds emit doses of UVA as much as 12 times that of the sun!
Tanning booths primarily emit UVA, according to the skin cancer foundation UVA, penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, has long been known to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling. If that’s not reason not to stay away from the tanning salon: the American Academy of dermatology reports people who use tanning salons are 2.5 times more likely to develop various forms of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, & basal cell carcinoma), and the risk increases with frequent use.
Young people are particularly vulnerable. According to recent research,the biggest jump in skin cancer reports seen among adolescents ages 15 to 19, especially girls that the number of diagnosed cases is rising. First exposure to tanning beds in youth increases melanoma risk by 75 percent.
Recently, the FDA proposed stricter regulations on tanning devices.