Responsible tanning cabins of 76 deaths per year

Between 19 and 76 deaths annually are due to the use of tanning booths, according to a French study published in the weekly epidemiological Bulletin (BEH), and this number could rise to 2 288 in the next 30 years if the habits of the French exposure to UV cabins do not change, warn the authors.

The day of the publication of BEH specially devoted to the dangers of artificial UV, Health Minister Mari sol Touraine announced the publication next a decree to tighten the regulation of tanning booths. Filed by the former Government, this order is to better protect users exposed to artificial ultraviolet. In detail, it would be particularly to encourage tanning centers to offer free eye protection, or to affix warnings about the health dangers associated with ultraviolet UV in these centers.

skin cancers

Artificial UV would be responsible for 76 deaths annually by melanoma.
The number of skin cancers double every 10 years. These cancers, melanomas are by far the most aggressive and difficult to treat currently, recall Jean Cavetti and Jacques Bazex, members of the Academy of medicine in their editorial. For the latter, exposure to UV tanning booths are undoubtedly involved in this development. False! According to the national Union of professional tanning cabin (SNPBC) which highlights the discrepancy between the location of the centers of tanning and skin cancer. “Regions in which melanomas are the most frequent are precisely those where tanning centres are the least likely, or even absent,” and claimed the SNPBC in a statement released late April, while the controversy was already full following the publication of a us study involving the cabs of tanning in the explosion in the number of skin cancers. Continue reading “Responsible tanning cabins of 76 deaths per year”


Actinic keratosis, you know? This skin condition is characterized by small red-brown lesions and rough, which have the particularity of not cure but to persist for months on the areas most exposed to the sun. However, actinic keratosis can lead to precancerous lesions.

1.Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?
2.What might we do with an actinic keratosis?
3.Who is at risk of actinic keratosis?
4.How to treat actinic keratosis?


Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?

Traces red or brown, rough, dry and more or less thick, which appear after middle age, especially in areas that were most exposed to the sun: the face (forehead, nose, eye), chest, back hands, forearms, neck, ears, scalp if hair loss, etc.. They sometimes look like patches of psoriasis or eczema, but they have the distinction of not heal, even after applying a cream containing cortisone. They persist for months. Continue reading “RED MARKS AND ROUGH ON THE SKIN: AND IF IT WAS CANCEROUS?”