The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Teens

July 04, 2013

CarlosRodriguezGalindo

For teenage girls and young women, being tan is as much a part of being attractive as wearing the right shade of lip gloss. Health experts would like to turn this around, the Missoulian reports. “Melanoma strikes sooner. You don’t need a lifetime of exposure,” says Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, clinical director of the solid tumor program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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