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August 19, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer - especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their risk of other types of skin cancer. So we are once again surprised to to find that indoor tanning remains popular with the young women whose fair skin makes them the most vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The latest evidence comes from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November 1, 2009 | Alexandra Drosu
We've heard it a thousand times -- sun exposure causes skin cancer and wrinkles -- but who wants to look pasty year-round? And even as the weather gets cooler, Californians love to keep a sunny glow. Tanning beds are not an option. In July, the World Health Organization added UV-emitting tanning devices to its list of the most dangerous cancer-causing forms of radiation, underscoring an association between the devices and deadly melanoma of the skin and eyes. What's a health-conscious tan-seeker to do?
For decades, doctors and the cosmetics industry have encouraged sunbathers and swimmers to use sunscreens to prevent skin cancer. The warnings have been heeded, enough to push sales of sunscreens (sunblocks) and tanning products to a $650 million a year. Nonetheless, the incidence of skin cancer has grown at an alarming rate. An estimated 700,000 Americans will develop skin cancer this year, many in the 20-40 age bracket that was once largely free of the disease.
January 1, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of new state laws take effect today that could make things tougher for gang members, smokers and kangaroos while providing new protections for nursing home residents, shoppers and misbehaving celebrities. In addition, California workers who earn the minimum wage will get a raise from $7.50 to $8 per hour starting today, tying California with Massachusetts for the highest state minimum wage in the nation. That change, affecting 1.
August 18, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
IN the dog days of summer, everything seems to slow. When the temperature's high, motivation is lackluster and so are many of our major entertainment options. Most of the blockbuster movies have opened, the big concerts have swung through town, museums have unveiled their major exhibits. Whatever beach reads we'd stocked for the season are dwindling to their last pages. Yet one activity continues unabated throughout Southern California: pursuing the perfect tan.
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