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Are tanning beds "safe"? Human studies of melanoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18821856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Controversy continues over the carcinogenic properties of tanning beds. The tanning industry "sells" tanning beds as a safe alternative to UV exposure for both tanning as well as vitamin D biosynthesis. But, how safe are tanning beds? Epidemiologic data - incomplete and unsatisfactory - suggests that tanning beds are not safer than solar ultraviolet radiation and that they may have independent effects from solar exposure that increase risk for melanoma.
Authors:
Marianne Berwick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pigment cell & melanoma research     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1755-1471     ISO Abbreviation:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-29     Completed Date:  2008-11-04     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101318927     Medline TA:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA. mberwick@salud.unm.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Humans
Light / adverse effects*
Melanoma / epidemiology,  etiology*,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Risk Factors
Skin* / pathology,  radiation effects
Skin Pigmentation / radiation effects
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
CA118100/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30 CA118100/CA/NCI NIH HHS
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