Adult hidden camera tanning beds
A new study suggests why — they see health risks everywhere around them, so tanning beds don't stand out as a particular danger.
Researchers surveyed 600 university students and found that, of those who said they'd ever used a tanning bed, 59 percent said they agreed with the statement, “Tanning bed use can make me ill, but everything causes cancer these days." And 52 percent agreed with the statement, "Tanning bed use is no more risky than lots of other things that people do." "The type of thinking that there is danger all around you, and hence unavoidable, is a common way of justifying risky behaviors," said study researcher Smita Banerjee, a behavioral scientist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
The findings were published today (June 18) in the journal Archives of Dermatology. degree in science and medical journalism from Boston University, as well as an M. in cellular biology from Northeastern Illinois University.