Tanning and Cancer Linked in Latest Study

Tanning centers and salons have often touted tanning beds as a safe alternative to tanning in the sun.

However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has announced in the latest issue of the Lancet Oncology that tanning beds significantly increase the odds of getting cancer.

The announcement comes following an analysis of about 20 studies which concluded that the risk of skin cancer increases by 75 percent for a person utilizing a tanning bed before the age of 30. In addition there is an increased risk of ocular cancer. The Agency has actually changed the classification of tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation to the same category of risk as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic and chimney sweeping.

Armed with this alarming information, The Lanier Law Firm is now evaluating cases relating to the connection between some of the world’s deadliest cancers and the use of tanning beds. Many victims of these types of cancer do not know what legal options that may be available. The experienced attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm can answer your questions about cases involving cancers associated with the use of tanning beds.

Please contact a knowledgeable attorney at The Lanier Law Firm if you believe that you or a loved one has fallen victim to the myth that tanning beds are a safe alternative to tanning in the sun.

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