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More females than Males use tanning beds.
Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. Melanoma is increasing faster in females 15-29 years old than males in the same age group. In females 15-29 years old, the torso is the most common location for developing melanoma, which might be due to high-risk tanning behaviors.
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure.
Nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. every year12; 2.3 million of them are teens.
On an average day, more than one million Americans use tanning salons.
Seventy one percent of tanning salon patrons are girls and women aged 16-29.
First exposure to tanning beds in youth increases melanoma risk by 75 percent.