So how can they be legal in ANY state still?
Ok, so we’re a little biased here because we spend all day thinking about skin cancer. But here at Skin Analytics we’re also scientists, which means that when there is overwhelming evidence to support a theory, we adopt it.
And that is where we are with sunbeds. Just yesterday the US Surgeon General came out and declared that sunbeds were responsible for 10% of all reported skin cancer cases.
To get an idea of the size of the impact in the US alone, there are 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year, costing $8.1 billion to treat.
With some back of the envelope estimating, you can get to the $800 million a year cost to the US for sunbeds.
But more importantly than the cost is the human impact. 6,000 melanomas are estimated to be caused by sunbeds. Melanomas are the skin cancer that regularly kills people and that is what we have to reduce.
So we’ll continue to wait for a worldwide ban on sunbeds and we’ll continue to promote tracking moles for change as a way to make sure you and your family can enjoy the sun responsibly.