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Indoor Tanning, Melanoma Definitively Linked

Posted: June 4, 2010

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1.DeAnn Lazovich, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Marianne Berwick, Martin A. Weinstock, Kristin E. Anderson, Erin M. Warshaw. Indoor Tanning and Risk of Melanoma: A Case-Control Study in a Highly Exposed Population. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 2010; 1055-9965.EPI-09-1249 DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-1249

From www.sciencedaily.com, May 27, 2010.

Skin Inc. magazine received the following rebuttal to this story from Steven Gilroy, executive director of the Joint Canadian Tanning Association:

We disagree with the conclusion that the Lazovich study definitely links indoor tanning with melanoma. This study has many irregularities including a key conflict of interest. Read more here:

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Did-Melanoma-Researchers-Reverse-Engineer-Their-Findings-1266085.htm