Teen tanning in '90s behind rapid melanoma rise, dermatologist says

08/31/2011 | SkinAndAllergyNews.com

Teens' use of tanning beds in the 1990s has resulted in rising rates of melanoma among young women, according to dermatologist Darrell S. Rigel, a past president of ASDS. Researchers have reported "especially rapid" increases in melanoma among young white women. "All the melanoma I see in women in their 20s and 30s, virtually every one of them has gone to a tanning salon, and we're seeing a lot more," Rigel said.

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