Are sunbeds safe in moderation?
4 – Sunbeds are not a safe alternative to sun-bathing As we’ve outlined above, there is no safe level of UVR. Any exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer. A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effect of UV rays. Using a sunbed to get a tan isn’t safer than tanning in the sun.
How dangerous are tanning beds?
Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun. Science tells us that there’s no such thing as a safe tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp. Just one indoor tanning session can increase the risk of developing skin cancer (melanoma by 20%, squamous cell carcinoma by 67%, and basal cell carcinoma by 29%).
Is 1 sunbed a week safe?
Moderate tanning of 2-3 sessions a week is OK for everyone else but ensure you rest the skin for a minimum of 24 hours between each session and at least 48 hours for skin type 2. The European Standard advises not to exceed 60 sessions per annum.
Can 1 sunbed give you cancer?
Even one sunbed session can increase your risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer by 67% and basal cell skin cancer by 29%. Even more importantly is the increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. If you have ever used a sunbed your risk of melanoma increases by 20%.
Are sunbeds safe to use?
No. Sunbeds are sometimes marketed as a ‘controlled way’ of getting a ‘safer tan’. But actually, sunbeds are no safer than exposure to the sun itself. One study found that the average skin cancer risk from sunbeds can be more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.
Can sunbeds cause cancer?
According to SCHEER, evidence indicates that UV radiation from sunbeds causes skin cancer (both melanoma and non-melanoma), and may also cause a form of eye cancer (ocular melanoma). SCHEER concluded that there is no safe limit for exposure to UV radiation from sunbeds.
What are the dangers of tanning beds?
Using a tanning bed is known to cause major health problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging. Beware of the tanning bed dangers.
Do tanning beds give you cancer?
Tanning beds cause skin cancer. A research review published in JAMA Internal Medicine , an international peer-reviewed journal, has shown that tanning beds could lead to a higher risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.