High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

Posted on May 16th, 2012 by

On Friday students at Maynard High School in Maynard, Mass. made good on an important promise: no tanning before this year's prom. Many of the students signed a pledge in February that they would skip the tanning bed and sunbathing before prom this year in an effort to reduce their risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer… In April, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that rates of melanoma increased by a factor of more than six from 1970 to 2009, and the rates were highest among young women.

 

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