Study: Teens, young adults not perceiving tanning beds as a danger

MSNBC reports that, according to a research letter published in the Archives of Dermatology, adolescents and young adults perceive “health risks everywhere around them, so tanning beds don’t stand out as a particular danger.”

After surveying 600 college students, researchers “found that, of those who said they’d ever used a tanning bed, 59 percent said they agreed with the statement, ‘Tanning bed use can make me ill, but everything causes cancer these days.'”

What’s more, “52 percent agreed with the statement, ‘Tanning bed use is no more risky than lots of other things that people do.'”

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