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If your method of tanning has been to hop in a tanning bed, you may want to rethink the cost of darkening up. An analysis of about 20 studies suggest that the ultraviolet radiation used in tanning beds make them as dangerous as arsenic and mustard gas and increases your risk of skin cancerby 75% if you started using tanning beds before the age of 30. So if you don't have a beach nearby and good sunblock, what are you to do? The American Cancer Society recommends creams for self-bronzing. To read the full articles, click here. What's your favorite way to get tan, hiking, laying out at the beach, going to the lake or river, or you more of a vampire?

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Comment by hitched on August 4, 2009 at 12:49pm
Apparently, the tan isn't the only danger. MSNBC has a report on the dangers of getting waxed...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32280723#32280723

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