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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

The dangers of artificial tanning

Updated on 04/08/2016

Overexposure to natural and/or artificial ultraviolet radiation is a major risk factor in the development of skin cancer. Given the increase in both skin melanomas and the popularity of artificial tanning booths, the Agency has led or participated in several projects on these issues. We offer an overview of the subject and some misconceptions on artificial tanning.

Keywords : Ultraviolet rays (UV), Tanning, Sun protection

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