Tanning beds

Studies show a direct correlation between the use of tanning beds and the development of skin cancer. Learn all about using a tanning bed and the dangers it might pose for your skin

Perfect sunbed tan could cost you, EU warns

You may need a sunbed to get that especially fine tan over this long winter, but the EU warned on Friday that some tanning beds and operators violate safety regulations, putting users at risk of skin cancer.

Sunbeds a killer

Before you consider hitting that sunbed to maintain your summer tan, take note that experts are warning that sunbed use can increase your risk of deadly skin cancer by up to 75%.

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