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Despite risks, indoor tanning remains popular

Too many Americans are ignoring the dangers of indoor tanning, or they are unaware of the dangers, finds SPH researcher Kelvin Choi.

In a nationwide study of nearly 2,900 people, Choi found that 18 percent of women use indoor tanning facilities, yet only 13 percent believe people should avoid tanning salons to prevent skin cancer. About 6 percent of men reported tanning indoors.

Age was a significant factor, with 36 percent of women and 12 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 24 tanning indoors.

Read more in Advances Magazine.

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