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The hazards of sunbeds

Sunbed use has become a popular pastime, with surveys revealing that the preponderance of users are in their teens and twenties. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the primary cause of skin cancers, and there is no reason to believe that sunbeds will be less dangerous than natural sun. Further complications of their use are provocation of photosensitivity disorders and drug phototoxicity, premature skin aging and eye disorders.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(4): 6–8
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