"My name is Kelsey. I'm a college student
and I used to go tanning. But when I
agreed to appear in the Melanoma
Foundation of New England's Public
Service Announcement on tanning it
changed my life. I got the facts about how
dangerous UV rays are. Like, did you know
that unprotected skin can be damaged by
the sun in as little as fifteen minutes?
And that tanning beds emit three to six
times more UV radiation than the sun?
I realized I was taking crazy chances with
my body. I stopped tanning and started
seeing a dermatologist regularly. And,
I have to admit, I love the way my
skin looks now."
For questions, please contact:
Melanoma Foundation New England
Community Agencies Building
111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Concord, MA 01742
Attn: Amy Mason
The World Health Organization has determined that UV rays from tanning beds cause cancer.
People who use tanning beds once a month before the age of 35 increase their melanoma risk by 75%.
Melanoma kills one person every 50 minutes. It's the second most common cancer for 15-29 year olds.
Tanning beds put out 3-6 times the amount of radiation given off by the sun.
Getting more sun won't increase your Vitamin D level, but it will increase your risk of skin cancer.