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Tanning Fact #1:
People who use tanning beds once a month before the age of 35 increase their melanoma risk by 75%
Tanning Fact #2:

Melanoma kills one person every hour.  It is the second most common cancer for women aged 25-29.  Rates for melanoma are increasing faster than nearly all other cancers.
Tanning Fact #3:

It is not safe to tan in the sun or in a tanning booth.  The more you tan and younger you start, the more likely it is that you will get melanoma.
Tanning Fact #4:

Using a tanning bed for 20 minutes is equivalent to spending 1 – 3 hours at the beach with no sun protection at all.  Tanning beds put out 3 – 6 times the amount of radiation given off by the sun.
Tanning Fact #5:

For most people, 5 – 10 minutes of unprotected sun 2 – 3 times a week is enough to help your skin make Vitamin D, which is essential for your health.  Getting more sun won’t increase your Vitamin D level, but it will increase your risk of skin cancer.  Vitamin D also comes from orange juice, milk, fish and supplements.

Tanning Facts Courtesy of theMelanoma Foundation of NE