Tanning Salons and Melanoma Risk

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David G. Hoel

Abstract

There has been considerable debate concerning melanoma risk associated with the use of commercial tanning salons.  In this review we examine the current state of the scientific evidence on this subject as well as whether use of tanning salons confers any health benefit.  We conclude that there is no persuasive evidence that use of commercial tanning salons is associated with increased risk of melanoma, that there is significant evidence that use of commercial tanning salons is associated with decreased risk of melanoma, and that use of commercial tanning salons confers a significant health benefit.

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HOEL, David G.. Tanning Salons and Melanoma Risk. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 6, june 2022. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/2809>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v10i6.2809.
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