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The Growing Public Health Challenges of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation From Use of Indoor Tanning Devices in the United States.
New Solut. 2015 Aug; 25(2):164-71.NS

Abstract

Ultraviolet radiation is recognized as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the world's authority on cancer research. In particular, exposure to ultraviolet radiation can lead to melanoma of the skin, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer in the United States. Yet despite the significant public health burden that is associated with skin cancer in the United States, each year over a million Americans engage in indoor tanning where exposure to artificial ultraviolet radiation occurs. In this article, we argue for an immediate ban on the use of commercial indoor tanning by minors and, based on international precedents, the phasing out of all commercial tanning operations in the United States. We consider the use of indoor tanning devices in the United States, epidemiological data on indoor tanning devices and cancer, regulation of tanning devices, and scientific evidence for increased government intervention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Risk Science Center, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA dibowman@umich.edu.Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Department of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.Department of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25995373

Citation

Bowman, Diana M., et al. "The Growing Public Health Challenges of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation From Use of Indoor Tanning Devices in the United States." New Solutions : a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy : NS, vol. 25, no. 2, 2015, pp. 164-71.
Bowman DM, Lewis RC, Lee MS, et al. The Growing Public Health Challenges of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation From Use of Indoor Tanning Devices in the United States. New Solut. 2015;25(2):164-71.
Bowman, D. M., Lewis, R. C., Lee, M. S., & Yao, C. J. (2015). The Growing Public Health Challenges of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation From Use of Indoor Tanning Devices in the United States. New Solutions : a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy : NS, 25(2), 164-71. https://doi.org/10.1177/1048291115586416
Bowman DM, et al. The Growing Public Health Challenges of Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation From Use of Indoor Tanning Devices in the United States. New Solut. 2015;25(2):164-71. PubMed PMID: 25995373.
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