Artificial ultraviolet increases cancer risk
Sunburn as a bad habit
The fact that artificial ultraviolet increases the risk of developing cancer was previously known, but the level of risk was considered as “possible”.
Now, as a result of recent studies, doctors are convinced that in fact the risks are even higher, since the radiation in solariums provokes the formation of melanoma. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has placed tanning beds on the list of unhe althy habits, where they coexist with tobacco and alcohol. Scientists explain that the study of the issue has taken quite a long time, starting with animal experiments, as well as epidemiological studies of the incidence of skin cancer in humans and its relationship with exposure to UV rays.
According to WHO materials, published in the scientific journal Lancet Oncology, the risk of developing melanoma (one of the most dangerous forms of cancer) increases by 75% if a person is fond of solariums before the age of 30.
It should be noted that the popularity of solariums in Russia is growing every year, and, judging by the polls, 80% of visitors are young people.