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.
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”