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  1. In 2010, the indoor tanning industry’s revenue was estimated to be $2.6 billion.
  2. Out of the 28 million people who tan indoors, 2.3 million are teens.
  3. 70% of people who go to tanning salons are white females between 16 to 29 years old. Host a beach-themed party to deter your friends from using tanning booths and beds! Sign up for Fun in the (Real) Sun.
  4. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and artificial sources from tanning beds are known to be cancer-causing.
  5. Although the amount of radiation produced during indoor tanning is similar to that of the sun, it may be stronger in some cases.

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  1. Melanoma rates have increased in the last three decades. About 76,100 US adults will be diagnosed with this type of cancer in 2014. About 9,710 are expected to die from the disease.
  2. The risk of melanoma is 75% higher for people who start tanning indoors before age 35.
  3. Indoor tanning can lead to skin aging, immune suppression, and eye damage.
  4. Only 1/3 of people use sunscreen while tanning.
  5. 58% of adolescent tanning bed users have burns due to constant exposure.
  6. 41 states restrict indoor tanning for minors.

Sources

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    Indoor tanning." American Academy of Dermatology.

  • 2

    Indoor tanning." American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning (accessed July 30, 2014).

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    Indoor tanning." American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning (accessed July 30, 2014).

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    "Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays." FDA. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm186687.htm (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "Dangers of Indoor Tanning." American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning (accessed July 30, 2014).

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    "Skin Cancer Foundation." Skin Cancer Facts. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "Skin Cancer Foundation." Skin Cancer Facts. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    Indoor tanning." American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning (accessed July 30, 2014).

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    Unit, Radha. "One-Third of Americans Don't Use Sunscreen." ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SkinCare/story?id=7637104 (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    Indoor tanning." American Academy of Dermatology. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning (accessed July 30, 2014).

  • 11

    "Indoor Tanning Restrictions for Minors - A State-by-State Comparison." State Tanning Laws and Indoor Tanning Restrictions. http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/indoor-tanning-restrictions.aspx (accessed July 30, 2014).

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