Re: Exposure to indoor tanning without burning and melanoma risk by sunburn history

Boniol, Mathieu and Doré, Jean-François and Greinert, Rüdiger and Gandini, Sara and Cesarini, Jean-Pierre, Sécurité Solaire and EUROSKIN (2015) Re: Exposure to indoor tanning without burning and melanoma risk by sunburn history. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 107 (5). ISSN 0027-8874

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    Abstract

    Vogel et al. (1) provide another demonstration that the risk from sunbed use is not limited to skin-sensitive populations and shows increased risk even in those not having experienced sunburns in their lifetimes. It counters the argument frequently put forward by the indoor tanning industry that indoor tanning prevents sunburn and adds further evidence of the carcinogenicity of indoor tanning. We are, however, concerned that those who consider vitamin D as a protective agent for cancer and thus defend sunbed use, might misinterpret the decline in odds ratio for increasing burns and consider that the increasing burns diminished the effect of sunbed use, hence providing “protection.”