Are tanning salons all right for young people to use?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Young people may be unaware of the potential dangers of tanning salons because UV radiation effects are not always visible right away. Skin cancer can develop years later as a result of youth tanning.

Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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