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Tanning beds, skin cancer, and vitamin D: An examination of the scientific evidence and public health implications.
Dermatol Ther. 2010 Jan-Feb; 23(1):61-71.DT

Abstract

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 is relatively ineffective in stimulating vitamin D synthesis. Health benefits can be fully dissociated from the ultraviolet exposure risks with vitamin D supplementation, although optimal levels remain to be established. Indoor tanning represents an avoidable risk factor for skin cancer, and education of the general public as well as the enactment and stricter enforcement of indoor tanning legislation are a public health imperative.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20136909

Citation

Woo, Denise K., and Melody J. Eide. "Tanning Beds, Skin Cancer, and Vitamin D: an Examination of the Scientific Evidence and Public Health Implications." Dermatologic Therapy, vol. 23, no. 1, 2010, pp. 61-71.
Woo DK, Eide MJ. Tanning beds, skin cancer, and vitamin D: An examination of the scientific evidence and public health implications. Dermatol Ther. 2010;23(1):61-71.
Woo, D. K., & Eide, M. J. (2010). Tanning beds, skin cancer, and vitamin D: An examination of the scientific evidence and public health implications. Dermatologic Therapy, 23(1), 61-71. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2009.01291.x
Woo DK, Eide MJ. Tanning Beds, Skin Cancer, and Vitamin D: an Examination of the Scientific Evidence and Public Health Implications. Dermatol Ther. 2010 Jan-Feb;23(1):61-71. PubMed PMID: 20136909.
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