“The number of melanoma cases that could be prevented by a ban on minors using tanning beds, according to one study. Why are tanning beds so dangerous? Their bulbs emit mostly UVA radiation, so users are getting lots of the DNA-damaging and cancer-causing rays even if they don’t get sunburned.”
This statistic is from Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine. May 2017. Take it from a melanoma survivor, be smart. Don’t use tanning beds, avoid the mid-day sun, and use sunscreen. And if you see anything that looks suspicious, get it checked out.