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Skin Cancer Now Most Common Cancer for British Young Women

Posted: April 8, 2009

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In the U.K., Scottish politicians passed legislation banning those under 18 from using tanning beds, though it hasn’t yet been implemented. There are no plans for legislation in the rest of the U.K.

The World Health Organization has previously recommended that tanning beds be regulated because of their potential to damage DNA in the skin. Experts said most deadly skin cancers could be avoided if people took the proper precautions when in the sun and avoided tanning beds.

Associated Press, April 7, 2009