Month: August 2016

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Most young adult women who regularly visit indoor tanning salons support the introduction of policies to make it safer, but are against a total ban, a new study concludes. The findings are good news for regulators finalizing stricter regulations aimed at highlighting the skin cancer risks associated with artificial tanning.

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Sunbathing without sunscreen can be dangerous. But it’s not just your skin you need to be worried about: some substances in drugs, cosmetics and medicinal herbs can be toxic to the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. Experts call the phenomenon phototoxicity. It occurs when a substance absorbs light energy and is thereby chemically modified.…