January 20, 2012

It’s time the city put restrictions on tanning salons


It’s about this time of year when the lucky among us heading for the sun and sand of Caribbean resorts start to muse about investing in a “base tan.”… Even more alarming, melanoma is the second-most prevalent cancer in Ottawa among young people, accounting for more than 10 per cent of all cancers for those aged 15 to 29…Genetics do play a role in an individual’s chances of contracting melanoma, but among the Mayo Clinic’s advice for preventing melanoma is a straightforward, “Do not use tanning booths.”

Ottawa Citizen, by Joanne Chianello, 1/11/2012

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