Study: Banning Teens From Tanning Could Save Lives

The risks are greater the younger you start and the more often you tan. Indoor tanning before age 35 increases your risk of developing melanoma by nearly 60 percent, according to a 2012 study.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology determined banning minors from using tanning beds could prevent almost ~62,000 cases of melanoma, 6,700 melanoma deaths, and $343 million in treatment costs. A total ban on indoor tanning could prevent nearly 203,000 melanoma cases and 23,000 melanoma deaths, and save $1.1 billion in melanoma treatment costs.

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