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Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation from the use of indoor tanning equipment: time to ban the tan.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Apr; 64(4):e51-60.JA

Abstract

The incidence of melanoma skin cancer is increasing rapidly, particularly among young women in the United States. Numerous studies have documented an association between the use of indoor tanning devices and an increased risk of skin cancer, especially in young women. Studies have shown that ultraviolet exposure, even in the absence of erythema or burn, results in DNA damage. Countries and regulatory bodies worldwide have recognized the health risks associated with indoor tanning. In the United States, 32 states have passed legislation to regulate the indoor tanning industry, but there is an urgent need to restrict the use of indoor tanning devices at the federal level. The Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing the classification of these devices. For all of these reasons, the Food and Drug Administration should prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors and reclassify tanning devices to at least class II to protect the public from the preventable cancers and other adverse effects caused by ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21295374

Citation

Lim, Henry W., et al. "Adverse Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation From the Use of Indoor Tanning Equipment: Time to Ban the Tan." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 64, no. 4, 2011, pp. e51-60.
Lim HW, James WD, Rigel DS, et al. Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation from the use of indoor tanning equipment: time to ban the tan. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(4):e51-60.
Lim, H. W., James, W. D., Rigel, D. S., Maloney, M. E., Spencer, J. M., & Bhushan, R. (2011). Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation from the use of indoor tanning equipment: time to ban the tan. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 64(4), e51-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2010.11.032
Lim HW, et al. Adverse Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation From the Use of Indoor Tanning Equipment: Time to Ban the Tan. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(4):e51-60. PubMed PMID: 21295374.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation from the use of indoor tanning equipment: time to ban the tan. AU - Lim,Henry W, AU - James,William D, AU - Rigel,Darrell S, AU - Maloney,Mary E, AU - Spencer,James M, AU - Bhushan,Reva, Y1 - 2011/02/03/ PY - 2010/11/02/received PY - 2010/11/02/revised PY - 2010/11/21/accepted PY - 2011/2/8/entrez PY - 2011/2/8/pubmed PY - 2011/6/1/medline SP - e51 EP - 60 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology JO - J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. VL - 64 IS - 4 N2 - The incidence of melanoma skin cancer is increasing rapidly, particularly among young women in the United States. Numerous studies have documented an association between the use of indoor tanning devices and an increased risk of skin cancer, especially in young women. Studies have shown that ultraviolet exposure, even in the absence of erythema or burn, results in DNA damage. Countries and regulatory bodies worldwide have recognized the health risks associated with indoor tanning. In the United States, 32 states have passed legislation to regulate the indoor tanning industry, but there is an urgent need to restrict the use of indoor tanning devices at the federal level. The Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing the classification of these devices. For all of these reasons, the Food and Drug Administration should prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors and reclassify tanning devices to at least class II to protect the public from the preventable cancers and other adverse effects caused by ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning. SN - 1097-6787 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21295374/Adverse_effects_of_ultraviolet_radiation_from_the_use_of_indoor_tanning_equipment:_time_to_ban_the_tan_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0190-9622(10)02138-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -