Definition of tanning bed in English:
An apparatus used for tanning, consisting of a bank of sunlamp tubes, typically horizontal for lying on, with another above.
- About one half of the case-control studies performed revealed an association between sunlamp or tanning bed use and melanoma, especially if the dose of exposure was high or if it caused skin burning.
- The effects of sunlamps and tanning beds on the risk for melanoma are unclear due to limited study design and conflicting results from retrospective studies.
- Therefore, patients should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps, tanning beds and treatment with UVA or UVB light.
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